Kundalini Shakti & the 'New' Contemplative/Centering Prayer

A fast-moving contemplative movement of Christian Centering Prayer is quietly, almost secretly reviving,

"... religious life and faith in society. Here in the land of “the spiritual, but not religious,” and growing numbers of “Nones,” or non-church affiliated, a new form of evangelization is appearing. Centering Prayer is a practice of silent prayer that is a stripped-to-essentials form of Christian monastic contemplation." (Centering Prayer: Contemplative practice for the 21st century, Sidney Callahan, American Magazine,  Dec 3 2014 )  

In what appears to be a sweeping phenomenon, Christian leaders are embracing practices and a new spirituality that "borrows from Eastern mysticism and New Age philosophy."  The changes are taking place worldwide and involve "many of the most popular evangelical leaders including Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Richard Foster, Tony Campolo, and Eugene Peterson."  (Evangelical Leaders Promote New Age and Eastern Spiritual Practice, Lighthouse Trails) 

Ruth Haley Barton, formerly of Willow Creek and trained at the contemplative Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation teaches contemplative prayer through her Transforming Center:

"Barton co-authored with John Ortberg 'Ordinary Day with Jesus,' which clearly instructs readers in mystical prayer practices."  And as if that were not enough to show Ortberg's New Age Sympathies, "he will be speaking this year at the National Pastor's Convention where labyrinths, contemplative prayer...and yoga workshops will take place." (ibid) 

Moreover, Sue Monk Kidd, once a conservative Baptist,

"began practicing contemplative prayer and has now become a major promoter of the practice and of feminine spirituality." (ibid) 

While standing onstage with other keynote speakers at the Passion 2012 conference Beth Moore encouraged the audience to:

 "... pause and be still, and ask Jesus to speak His word to us."   Attended by over 42,000 college age youth, "Francis Chan, Louie Giglio and John Piper, along with thousands of youth (participated) in the mystical practice of contemplative or 'listening prayer' at Moore's behest, and this despite the fact that Scripture provides no instruction or any illustration for engaging in such a 'spiritual' activity."  (Be Still: Contemplative or Listening Prayer & Psalm 46:10, Herescope, Sept. 23, 2012) 

Energizing the enthusiastic endorsement of  "new" contemplative prayer is a spirit of naivety that simply endorses without discernment and unwisely propagates this practice.   

So just what is contemplative prayer?

Contemplative Prayer: Traditional & New Age Version

The contemplative tradition originated with some of the early desert Fathers.  Over the centuries it has been variously called Lectio Divina, the Prayer of Faith, Prayer of the Heart, Prayer of Simplicity, Prayer of Simple Regard, Active Recollection, Active Quiet and Acquired Contemplation.

St. Teresa defines Christian contemplative prayer as:

".....nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us.' Contemplative prayer seeks him 'whom my soul loves'. It is Jesus, and in him, the Father. We seek him, because to desire him is always the beginning of love, and we seek him in that pure faith which causes us to be born of him and to live in him. In this inner prayer we can still meditate, but our attention is fixed on the Lord himself. (The Catechism of the Catholic Church) 

The New Age contemplative or centering prayer is a hybrid drawn from prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage fused with Eastern mysticism.  The hybrid version, 

"...originated in St Joseph's Abbey, a Trappist monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts. During the twenty years (1961-1981) when Keating was abbot, St Joseph's held dialogues with Buddhist and Hindu representatives, and a Zen master gave a week-long retreat to the monks. A former Trappist monk who had become a Transcendental Meditation teacher also gave a session to the monks. ....Centering prayer is essentially a form of self-hypnosis. It makes use of a "mantra," a word repeated over and over to focus the mind while striving by one's will to go deep within oneself. The effects are a hypnotic-like state: concentration upon one thing, disengagement from other stimuli, a high degree of openness to suggestion, a psychological and physiological condition that externally resembles sleep but in which consciousness is interiorized and the mind subject to suggestion."   (The Danger of Centering Prayer, Rev. John D. Dreher, Catholic Education Resource Center)  

Cistercian priest Thomas Keating, who has inspired many Christian leaders including Brennan Manning and Quaker mystic Richard Foster who favorably quotes the heavily demonized Carl Jung in the second chapter of his book, "Celebration of Discipline,"  is known as a 'living Spiritual Teacher' or Master of the 'new' contemplative prayer. Terms like 'spiritual master' actually come straight out of Eastern mysticism and are tantamount to 'guru.'

In the foreword to Philip St. Romain's book, "Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality," Keating even acknowledges that kundalini energy (aka, Zoe, seething power of Lucifer, the Force, serpent power) is the focus of the "new" Christian contemplative prayer. He states:

"Since this energy [kundalini] is also at work today in numerous persons who are devoting themselves to contemplative prayer, this book is an important contribution to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition. It will be a great consolation to those who have experienced physical symptoms arising from the awakening of kundalini in the course of their spiritual journey ... Most spiritual disciplines world-wide insist on some kind of serious discipline before techniques of awakening kundalini are communicated. In Christian tradition ... the regular practice of the stages of Christian prayer ... contemplation are the essential disciplines.."  (Kundalini Energy (Serpent Power) Same as Contemplative Silence, lighthousetrailsresearch) 

What is Kundalini Shakti (Energy)? 

Kundalini is a concentrated,

".... field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343)

It is a serpent goddess,

"....who lies asleep at the base of the spine, coiled three and a half times around the first chakra."  (snakespirit.webs.com)

Kundalini is based on the occultic chakra system which teaches that a universal evolutionary energy (Kundalini Shakti, the Supreme Power; serpent power) coiled at the base of the spine flows through human beings and through all of creation, uniting everything above and everything below, thus acknowledging divinity in all things and all people. Through strenuous yoga and other occult techniques outlined in ancient and modern texts, Kundalini Shakti uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body, thus Keating explains that spiritual directors are needed to help guide the Christian contemplative because of the powerful and dangerous nature of kundalini.  He adds that "spiritual directors" may need to consult with "Eastern teachers in order to get a fuller understanding" because the awakening of kundalini causes the following symptoms:

1.Burning hot or ice cold streams moving up the spine.
2.Pains in varying locations throughout the body.
3. Vibrations, unease, or cramps in legs and other parts of body.
4.Fast pulse and increased metabolism.
5.Disturbance in the breathing–and/or heart function.
6. Sensitivity to sound, light, smell, and proximity of other people.
7.Mystical/religious experiences.
9. Parapsychological abilities.
10. Persistent anxiety or anxiety attacks, confusion
11. Insomnia, manic high spirits or deep depression. Energy loss.
12. Impaired concentration and memory.
13. Total isolation due to inability to communicate inner experiences out.
14. Experiences of possession and poltergeist phenomena

The Kundalini/Masonry connection is revealed by occultist Mason Manly Hall who says that when the Mason learns how to properly channel the power of the serpent he has learned the mystery of his Craft:

"The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 30)

With continued practice, surrender, and preparation, one day the kundalini current will reach full voltage and there will no longer be 'anybody home' but an unholy spirit residing in an empty shell of a body:

"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) 

"You will be like God," Genesis 3:5

 In common with Carl Jung's transpersonal and depth psychology, occult New Age, Mind Science, New Thought, the Alpha Course, Silva Method, Word of Faith, Positive Imaging, Visualization/Dreaming, tantric and other forms of yoga and the multi-million dollar best-sellers "A Course in Miracles" and "The Secret,"  the new contemplative prayer shares the idea that god and psychic power are within:

"People go through their whole lives chasing everything in the material world, and they fail to discover the greatest treasure of all, which is within them. Shut your eyes to the outside world. Direct your thoughts and words inside of you. The Master within you is the key to all the treasures in the world." (Rhonda Byrne, "The Secret Daily Teachings")

As the 'Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" the christ-within states that there is an "irresistible Force" within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality. The 'Christ' tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation. There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of humanity. ("False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)

"Since the unconscious is God all along, we may further define the goal of spiritual growth to be the attainment of godhood by the conscious self." (A Different Drum, M. Scott Peck)

"....all is mind and...everything is governed by law (thus man) can create, or have created for him from his own thinking. He can create such a strong mental atmosphere of success that its power of attraction will be irresistible. He can send his thoughts throughout the world and have it bring back to him whatever he wants." (Creative Mind and Success, Ernest Holmes, New Thought practitioner)

"Your unconscious mind (has a) power that turns wishes into realities when the wishes are strong enough." ("Positive Imaging," Norman Vincent Peale, 1982, p. 77)

Word Faith teacher Kenneth Copeland tells people to visualize any image,

"...that you get down inside you that is so vivid when you close your eyes you see it, it'll come to pass. When God came at the Tower of Babel, He said, 'Anything they can imagine, they can do." (Inner Image of the Covenant, side 2, Copeland)

Yonggi Cho similarly teaches that through visualizing and dreaming you will,

"....incubate that which we want God to do for us....If you have not visualized clearly in your heart exactly what you hope for, it cannot become a reality to you..." (The Fourth Dimension, Vol. 1, Yonggi Cho, 1979, 9-35, vol. 2, 18-33). 

"But in his estate shall (Antichrist) honor the God of forces." Dan. 11:38

The god-force within who is the serpent power (horned god) worshipped by mankind from antiquity, Masonry's seething energies of Lucifer, the serpent power of Kundalini yoga, the Christ of the Course in Miracles, the Cosmic Spirit of the universe, Teilhard's Singularity and the Collective that represents self-generation and evolution through its own creative power poses a question to his enthralled worshippers,

"What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force, an 'Energy" in the universe, that IS the universe, and that is, in fact, All That Is. What if I am The Collective?" ("God" in Conversations with God: Book 3, p. 125, Neale Donald Walsh, ibid Warren B. Smith, p. 122

Eastern-oriented New Age contemplative/centering prayer is actually a dangerous occult psycho-spiritual technique that really does work:

"Using these techniques I have seen lights move in darkness, a bright yellow cross materialize out of thin air, and I've heard voices calling me from the darkness.  I'm not exaggerating.  I was not on drugs, medicated, drinking, or sleep deprived.  I definitely contacted something in the spirit realm.  But, it wasn't God."  (Centering Prayer, Matt Slick, CARM)

  Just as Slick had opened himself to contact with an evil spirit, so did a little girl:    

"A mother wrote to ask me for advice: In the Catholic school in (name of town), Sister has been using this (centering prayer and use of the Jesus Prayer) in the religion classes. My ten-year-old daughter took to it right away. This was about two-and-a-half years ago. The things she shared with me that Jesus had told her didn't appear to me to be imagination.....About six weeks ago, Kristy started having difficulty going to sleep. She didn't want to stay in her own room and would lie there afraid to close her eyes, until I would let her go into her sister's room and sleep with her. Finally she confided in me that she would see something scary if she closed her eyes. A few days ago, she confided that it laughed. Kristy had used the centering prayer on her own at bedtime for sometime before this fear started."  (The Danger of Centering Prayer, Rev. John D. Dreher, Catholic Education Resource Center)

Rev. Dreher concluded:

"The laughter is very characteristic of evil spirits. It would have taken personal contact and prayerful discernment to know for sure. From the description, I would suspect an evil spirit is harassing her. I would doubt that it has any serious hold on her, unless there was immoral behavior or a special vulnerability in her psychological state. I suspect that her use of centering prayer opened her to evil spirits and such harassments."

 Marcia Montenegro of Christian Answers for the New Age warns Christians away from 'new' contemplative prayer and advises them to be wary of any instruction that calls for them to:

1.Breathe a certain way before or during prayer
2.Maintain a certain posture or bodily position
3.Repeat a word or phrase, even if it's from the Bible, or use a word or phrase to stay "focused"
4.Go beyond thinking or thought
5.To turn inward in order to find or be with God
6.Be in silence in order to truly pray
7.Believe that CP is true prayer

Christian prayer should be taught as it is modeled in the Bible, particularly in the New Testament, such as Matthew 6:9:

Having now rebuked and condemned such false and meaningless prayer, Christ goes on to prescribe a short, neat form of His own to show us how we are to pray, and what we are to pray for,” Luther.

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The Ultimate Madness

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

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

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

Universal Madness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original Sin

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

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

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

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

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

Vengeance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ultimate Madness

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

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

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

The Battle for the Soul of America

In "Albert Mohler and RC Sproul start historic debate over geology, evolution and the age of the earth," Tas Walker reports that a huge battle is finally shaping up within evangelical circles over the authority of the Bible, a debate that will spill into the wider community and impact scientific, geological and academic realms. (biblicalgeology.net)
 
Well before evangelicals entered the battle, the Orthodox Priest Seraphim Rose had thoroughly deconstructed evolution in his opus magnum "Genesis, Creation, and Early Man."   Since then the Roman Catholic "Kolbe Center for Study of Creation" has stepped up to the front line of the battle.  The Kolbe Center roots their apologetics in the true doctrine of special creation, supported by sound arguments from theology, philosophy and natural science in the hope that the demonstration of the bankruptcy of molecules-to-man evolution and the reasonableness of special creation will allow practical atheists to be able to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the claims of the Catholic Church.
 
The compromise within the whole body of the church is broad and deep, encompassing Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and the entirety of the Protestant church.  The battle is shaping up to be fierce due to the vast numbers of evolutionary compromisers within the whole body of the church whose stubborn pride, ignorance and apathy will prove to be a formidable opponent, one willing to reject and spiritually crucify defenders of special creation.

Though evolutionists mistakenly believe that creationists have entered the battle because they fear that 'science' affirms evolution this is not what causes creationists to dig in, said Walker:  
 
"It’s a committment to the truth. Many people, when they become aware of the logical contradictions between evolution and the gospel, can be alerted to the fact that there is a problem with evolution and long ages. That can motivate them to reconsider their uncritical acceptance of evolution."
 
In other words, committed Creationists have a heart for Truth that allows them to see for example, that the logical contradictions existing between the gospel and evolution are because the latter are the satanic antithesis of the gospel.  Whereas the gospel is the Revealed Word of God declaring creation and that the historical Adam was a male human person right from the start, the science of evolution is a key occult pagan Mystery doctrine stretching back to Babylon bespeaking alchemical transformism of one kind of thing to another kind:

 "[I]f one should search carefully, he will find that their doctrine is of necessity brought down to this. They tell us that one of their sages said that he, being one and the same person, was born a man, and afterward assumed the form of a woman, and flew about with the birds, and grew as a bush, and obtained the life of an aquatic creature—and he who said these things of himself did not, so far as I can judge, go far from the truth, for such doctrines as this—of saying that one should pass through many changes—are really fitting for the chatter of frogs or jackdaws or the stupidity of fishes or the insensibility of trees" (Gregory of Nyssa, The Making of Man 28:3; A.D. 379).

Evolutionary transformism appeared in the heart of Christendom during the Renaissance when certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered alchemical Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritualistic spiritual evolution.
 
This is affirmed by G. H. Pember in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages." Pember thoroughly examines the role of fallen angels in connection with the magic (evolutionary transformism) they taught to pre-flood generations and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits), astrology, the Mysteries and other occult traditions sweeping over Christendom.

Pember writes that the Mysteries are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the powerful occult brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

"...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)
 
Further affirmation is provided by the highly respected Orientalist metaphysician Rene Guenon (1886-1951)  in "The Spiritist Fallacy," his brilliant critical analysis of the Theosophy and Spiritism sweeping over Christendom. 

Guenon writes that in early Theosophist and spiritist (mediums/channelers) circles use of the word 'progress' or 'progressivist' preceded the use of the word 'evolution.' The roots of Theosophy, hence of evolution, stretch back to Babylon and thence to the ancient Upanishads of India and Mysteries of ancient Greece.  In its modernist version,  evolution describes the alchemical transformation and progress (reincarnation) of soul as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different kinds of beings over the course of thousands or even millions and billions of years.

Eventually the word evolution became preferred, especially by God-hating empirical realists and materialists like Karl Marx because it had a more 'scientific' allure:

"This kind of 'verbalism'...provides the illusion of thought for those incapable of really thinking..." wrote Guenon. (ibid, p. 231)

Guenon entitled his book "The Spiritist Fallacy" because modernist 'Christians' were receiving channeled messages from spirits who were teaching them the mysteries of spiritual evolution. Thus he defines progress, progressivism, and evolution as satanic and adherents as unconscious Satanists because for the most part their hubris and ignorance blind them to the extreme dangers of the "infernal fire" they play with:

"..every theory that notably disfigures the Divinity should in some measure be regarded as satanic; and conceptions of a limited God and of a God who evolves should here be placed in the front rank...." Thus "evolutionism" in general and Modernist "conceptions" in particular are satanic. The 'immanentist' Christ-force of the Liberal Church is satanic because it "openly submits the Divinity to becoming." (ibid, p. 257)
 
Though Guenon was not a Christian, he nevertheless described the outpouring of spiritism in distinctly Biblical terms.  What can be the meaning of this, he asked, but the rise of the Antichrist spirit?
 
"The coming struggle will emerge within the churches themselves; it will be precipitated by the enlightened (progressive) elements...the fight will then spread to thinking men and women everywhere who — in a protesting revolt — have denied orthodox churchianity and theology." (Spirit Master Djwhal Khul speaking through Alice Bailey, Externalization of the Hierarchy, pp. 453-454)

By the turn of the century, the beginnings of a counter-initiatic hierarchy of "enlightened progressive"  theologians and intellectuals had arisen and the evolutionary "abomination of desolation," having already descecrated much of old-line Protestantism, now crept into the Catholic Church.

Pope Pius X noted with alarm that progressive "thinking" was taking hold of the contemporary mind, and in that way taking possession of Western civilization, including Catholic laity and priests. The Pope defined progressivism as "Modernism" and in 1907 declared it and its primary doctrine evolution a synthesis of heresies in the encyclical called 'Pascendi Dominici Gregis."

The Pope noted that Modernist "Christian" heretics were claiming that Christ is in us (pantheist monism) and that through evolution an immanentist Christ-force progressed and/or "emanated from nature spontaneously and of itself."  

Since evolution implies continuous change, transformation, and/or progress, "Christian" heretics claim that immutable (unchanging) truths do not exist, therefore there is nothing immutable in the Revealed Word of God, the Bible or the Church....or for that matter in Americas' Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and Rule of Law. All are subject to change, for in that evolution conceptually dissolves the living Word God incarnate (John 1:1) into nature, it also dissolves His image in man (personhood) into nature, hence man becomes the conscious product of evolution rather than the spiritual image bearer of God, making man and everything else imaginatively infused with impersonal divine spirit, power, intent, determinism (fate), and motion. Thus claim heretics, Christian theism itself lives and evolves, and "must in fact be changed."
 
As ‘living' Christianity has nearly evolved itself out of existence, science and the ‘god’ Evolution have progressed upward and now absolutely trump the Authoritative Word of God (John 1:1):

"Evolution is no longer viewed as a mindless affair, quite the opposite. It is mind enlarging its domain up the chain of species."  The god Evolution is the “universe...a mind that oversees, orchestrates, and gives order and structure to all things."   (Algeny, Jeremy Rifkin, 1983, p. 188)
 
After more than eighty years of evolutionary evangelization in the schools, media, seminaries, academia and elsewhere,  depersonalized conscious products of the god Evolution no longer feel themselves to be guests,
 
”..... in someone's else's home and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces. We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves. for we are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever.” (ibid)

 The occult science of evolution is the evil religion of America's Ruling Class, a 'highly evolved' elitist left-right class of god-men, gurus, transcended masters, light-bearers and assorted moral imbeciles in general who dominate both political parties, our economy, military, media, Hollywood, judicial system, science, academia, many seminaries and pulpits.  
 
Their evil religion rests on four pillars of sand.   The two most important  are magic science and the 'god' Evolution, the third is relativism, and the fourth, an arrogant assumption of god-like superiority, is enabled and empowered by the first two.  In "America’s Ruling Class---and the Perils of Revolution," Angelo Codevilla summarizes their superior attitude as “we” are the best and brightest while the rest of Americans are un-evolved hominids, hence,

 “…retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained.” ( July/Aug. 2010, The American Spectator)

Far from being the rational, scientifically enlightened, superior free-thinkers they imagine themselves to be, America’s Ruling Class are moral imbeciles and/or magical thinkers.   Respected Conservative Christian writer Frederick J. Hutchinson connects magical thinking with narcissism.  These two spiritual sicknesses go together like a dung-beetle on its’ pile.

 Hutchinson characterizes magical thinking with the ridiculous proverb that if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, it makes no noise, meaning that if a narcissist did not see or hear the tree fall then it did not fall since whatever the narcissist thinks, covets, envies, hates, or lusts after is the absolute meaning of reality at any given moment.  By extension of this insanity, if a narcissist hates God the Father then He does not exist, if he worships science and evolution then so must we all, and if he cannot see, hear, taste, touch, or detect his own soul in any way then souls do not exist. (Restoring History, Hutchinson, pp. 80-81)
 
Though the intellects of America’s ruling narcissists are intact, their conscience is depraved and their reason warped and perverted, thus intellect is useless for the pursuit of virtue.  The Ruling Class are spiritually dead, their materialized souls inward-turned away from God and His Light into the darkness and infinite smallness of idolatrous ‘self’ hence their wills are turned to wickedness.
 
This is why the Ruling Class constantly advance deceptions like science magic, evolution, sustainable growth, carbon footprints, and global change.   And because they hate the “retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional” masses in the great flyover zones of America, they sympathetically  support bogus “new” rights such as choice, euthanasia, sodomy, ‘gay’ marriage, perverse sex-education, universal healthcare, drugs, pornography, obscenity and Sharia because in reality all of these ‘rights’ ultimately unleash forces of destruction upon the hated masses in one way or another.
 
From the Renaissance to our own time, every step of the systematic downfall of Christian based Western civilization has been led by arrogant, defiant narcissists in rebellion against the Triune God who have deliberately fostered lies, corruption, hate, envy, narcissism, and an entitlement mentality among Americans so that today narcissism and magical thinking are at epidemic proportions at every level of society---even within churches.

At its founding and for 150 years after America was the world’s beacon of freedom and hope because it was founded on unchanging truths such as “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . .”

Now however, a typical high school graduate no longer believes that anyone knows ‘the’ truth or even can know the truth. For him, anyone who claims to know the truth is a bigoted fundamentalist because he knows that human beings were never created but evolved. Evolution endows nothing, neither soul/spirit, personhood and unalienable rights nor the freedom to exercise them because man is nothing more than an aspect of nature.  Very briefly, this is the battle for America's soul.

Where the fighting is fiercest however, is right at the frontline where Truth warriors (Special Creationists) are waging a fierce battle against conscious and unconscious servants of Satan and the evil religion of evolution.

If the soul of America is to have any chance of survival, then reformation must begin in the whole body of the church before it will spill over and transform America.

@ Linda Kimball  
 
 

Occult Evolution: Antediluvian, Babylonian, and Modern Expressions

In "The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues," Phil Robinson reports that in the dechristianized U.K. unrelenting attacks against special creation (Genesis account) display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from self-proclaimed scientifically-enlightened ‘voices of reason.’  Some schools have already banned the teaching of special creation in favor of evolutionary science.   (creation.com, Mar. 9, 2014)
 
Other shrill 'voices of reason' go so far as to connect special creation to mental illness and child abuse. During a radio interview in Australia famous physicist and atheist propagandist Lawrence Krauss said that while in the United States recently, he stated that "teaching creationism is child abuse and I think it is." (Prayer News, a publication of Creation Ministries, Apr. 2014)

Throughout the West and here in America a slash-and-burn operation conducted against the Genesis account, particularly its' literal and historical elements, is justified by the false idea that evolution is science, thus intolerance of special creation is often presented as a ‘science versus religion’ or ‘faith versus reason’ issue.   So successful has this war of attrition been that younger generations of Westerners and Americans have been disconnected from both Western history and its’ founding Christian-based worldview, thus like seedlings recently popped up from the soil are unconcerned that special creation, where the ultimate source of life, being and unalienable rights are found, has nearly been displaced by anti-human pagan conceptions positing billions of years of evolutionary transformism from lower kinds of things to higher and higher kinds of things--- even non-human kinds of things:

 "For us, the best way to create new (‘artificial’) life forms and intelligence is to allow them to emerge through evolution, as nature does, only in much shorter timeframes and with much greater efficiency and variety.”

 “For conscious evolution to be successful, we need to observe and understand the actual workings of nature, in all its dynamism, to the point of profound reverence, or ‘worship.’ This is what I call extreme nature-worshipping… From the perspective of extreme nature-worshipping, the real significance of Darwin’s evolutionary theory is not that humans descended from lower species, but that we can continue to evolve.” (Cosmic Beings: Transhumanist Deism in Ted Chu’s Cosmic View, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology, Giulio Prisco)
 
The vicious name-calling, seething resentment toward and censorship of the six day creation account and of all who profess and teach it should raise the eyebrows of any rational thinking person.  If evolution really is a fact of science then why the irrational name-calling, ridicule, scorn, shunning, resentment, intolerance and demonization?
 
The answer is that the zealous worshipper of evolution is the Spirit of our age that emerged out of the Renaissance whose answer to the Lord Jesus Christ is the Cross (crucify Him) and whose fulfillment will be the Wicked One. (2 Thess. 2:1-8) 

 From the Renaissance to our own time the Spirit has been transgressing, blaspheming, and departing that it need not obey His voice.   Like a dog returning to its own vomit, the Spirit has returned to its first love: the cult of demons in the Godless universe of matter, psychic energy, and animated forces where time is changed, past history rendered meaningless, and the liberated Spirit imbibes the cup of wrath, an intoxicating mixture of Babylonian Mysteries, incantations, spiritism, Gnosticism, sorcery, witchcraft, Hermetic magic, Kabbalah, reincarnation, astrology, and other devilish occult traditions. 
 
The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of an occult pagan Mystery religion based on advaitic monism, science of magic transformism, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, androgyny, sexual perversions, and other evils.  

Babylon embraced the Great Lie. Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM." The root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....Lucifer:
 
".... the Great Lie (is) the foundation stone of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, the Kabala, the Greek Hermetic, Eleusinian and Gnostic beliefs, Neo-Platonism, all the occult creeds from Theosophy and the Masonic orders to the Rosicrucian's (and) the New Age movement. The Great Lie is...the belief that man is God, that his true identity is the immortal self...that as God, he will never die (and) Sin and depravity are...illusions since this inner divinity is at man's core." (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005)
 
Though the Spirit of our age claims the title “I AM” it nevertheless follows after and falls down before other fascinating men: theoreticians of evolutionary science, nature philosophy and evolutionary pagan theology. These charismatic Pied Pipers are possessed of surpassing powers of persuasion and inflexible determination of will to which the Spirit assigns more honor than to anything else. 
 
The Spirit has usurped the throne of the Word Incarnate (John 1:1) because He is not good, not just or benevolent but a devil, an evil Tyrant Who, with His infliction of suffering in this life and eternal punishment in the next must be deposed. (Psalm 2:2-3) 

 Blaming our Lord for their own sins the proud, self-righteous Spirit of rebellion, hypocrisy and negation says to Him, “…you are not my father.”  My father is the god of forces, therefore:
 
"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)

 In the final analysis, the Spirit of our age is the “striving human will” seeking desperately to launch itself,
 
"...into minor godhood in an evolving cosmos through the mechanisms of directed spiritual evolution, spiritualized science and spirit contact." The 'new' spirituality now presents itself as the "rightful replacement for the Revealed Word (and) proclaims its spiritual liberation from the worldview that informs Christianity and its freedom from (the) personal and wholly other God.  But this new way of self-salvation (is) little more than the refurbishing of an ancient spiritual mistake."  (The Making of the New Spirituality: the Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 279)

 “As it was in the days of Noah…”
 
The ominous signs of this age are obvious, said the English theologian G.H. Pember (1837-1910) in his book, "The Antichrist Babylon and the Coming Kingdom."  Just as it was during the pre-flood generations, open intercourse with demons (spiritism) is now common throughout Christendom and even in Russia.   In France it is the national pastime.   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 (p. 60) 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. 35-36, 1888)
 
Rise of Occult Evolutionary Science 
 
In the impeccably researched, "The Making of the New Spirituality," James Herrick observes that the scientific tradition in Renaissance Europe developed around three basic approaches: the organic, the mechanical and the magical.   It was magical and/or occult science that provided the greatest impetus for scientific exploration. (p. 45)

 C.S. Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”
 
You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”
 
In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals the 'temper of that age' as a spirit of rebellion against the Christian God, and this is why occult science and evolutionary thinking provided the greatest impetus. During the Renaissance, certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures (spiritual evolution) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,
 
".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)
 
Hermetic magic and Jewish Kabbalah are ancient Mystery Religion traditions, as affirmed by G. H. Pember in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages."   Pember thoroughly examines the role of fallen angels in connection with the magic (occult transformism) they taught to pre-flood generations and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits), astrology, the Mysteries and other occult traditions sweeping over Christendom.

Pember writes that the Mysteries are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the powerful occult brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

"...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)
 
Hermetic Magic

Hermeticism is an ancient Egyptian secret magic tradition based on a set of fourteen books known
collectively as the Corpus Hermeticum attributed to a mysterious figure known as Hermes Trismegistus. Implied in Hermeticism is an evolutionary process of magical transformism (spiritual evolution) moving from one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing:
 
"Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from 'creeping things' to fish, mammals, birds and then people.  Humans can---through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability---continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars." (The Making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 40)
 
With respect to Hermes identity, researchers of antiquity are divided.  Some believe Hermes was a mythical figure.  Others argue he was Ham or his son Cush.  The historian Samuel Shuckford argues that Hermes was Pathrusim, king of Thebais, the son of Mizraim, the son of Ham.   His Egyptian name was Tyoth or Thoth.  (The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected, 1808)

 In any case, it was Thoth-Hermes who instructed his brothers in the arts and science magic of alchemy or transmutation of a lower kind of thing into a higher kind of thing. For example, after a lengthy transformative process out of the eternally existing divine abyss (primordial matter), the self-created Sun-God Ra boasted that he “came into being from primordial matter.”  He made all the forms under which he “appeared by means of the god-soul” which he raised up out of Nu, primordial matter. (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, p. 243)

 Occult Kabalah
 
"The Kabalah is the key to the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists.” (Occult Mason Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 626)
 
Like its’ Hermetic counterpart, Kabala implies a process of evolutionary transformism:
 
“...the older Enoch book (gives) a fuller insight into the "Merkabah" and "Bereshit" lore of the ancients than the "Hekalot," which present but fragments, while the central figure of the Cabala, Meṭaṭron-Enoch, is seen in ch. lxx.-lxxi. in a process of transformation.” (Cabala, Jewish Encyclopedia) 

According to Helena Blavatsky, one of the key architects of Luciferian New Age pantheism, Kabalah derived,
 
“.... from the older secret doctrines concerning divine things and cosmogony, which were combined into a theology after the time of the captivity of the Jews in Babylon. All the works that fall under the esoteric category are termed Kabalistic.” (Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary, p. 168)
 
The godless cosmogony of Kabala teaches the gradual condensation or evolutionary progression of a primal substance into visible matter.  This is a fundamental, 
 
"... doctrine of the Cabala (and) is the ancient Semitic conception of the ‘primal ocean,’ known to the Babylonians as ‘Apsu’ and called by the Gnostics βύθος =  (Anz, ‘Die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Gnostizismus,’ p. 98).

The Chaldean occult science and pagan Mystery Religion was embraced by apostate Jews during their captivity in Babylon and delivered to subsequent generations of initiates by word of mouth. According to Blavatsky, these initiates of the Chaldean tradition in the centuries before Christ were known as Tanaim:

 "The kabalist is a student of ‘secret science’, one who interprets the hidden meaning of the Scriptures with the help of the symbolical Kabala… The Tanaim were the first kabalists among the Jews; they appeared at Jerusalem about the beginning of the third century before the Christian era… This secret doctrine is identical with the Persian wisdom, or ‘magic’.” (Ibid. p.167)
 
The Essenes were also associated with the Kabala. The Jewish Encyclopedia describes the cabalistic practices of the Essenes, which were Judaized elements of Eastern mystical traditions:
 
So, too, were the Essenes familiar with the idea of the journey to heaven…and they were also masters of angelology. The practice of magic and incantation, the angelology and demonology, were borrowed from Babylonia, Persia, and Egypt; but these foreign elements were Judaized in the process, and took the form of the mystical adoration of the name of God and of speculations regarding the mysterious power of the Hebrew alphabet …, ‘the name of God creates and destroys worlds’, to become, finally, foundations of the philosophy of the ‘Sefer Yetzirah."  (Cabala, Jewish Encyclopedia)
 
According to Blavatsky the Essenes were pagan priests of the Greek goddess, Diana of Ephesus, where the Tanaim had established a college for instruction in the Chaldean mystery religion:
 
Essenes... had many Buddhistic ideas and practices; and it is noteworthy that the priests of the Great Mother at Ephesus, Diana-Bhavani with many breasts, were also denominated... It was at Ephesus where was the great College of the Essenes and all the lore the Tanaim had brought from the Chaldees... Essenes, believed in reincarnation.” (Theosophical Glossary, pp. 113-14; The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, p. 111n)
 
Eventually Alexandria, Egypt became the epicenter of cosmological and pagan religious ideas as well as the intellectual meeting point between Greek Mystery Religion/Hermetic magic initiates and nature sages and guardians of Kabala.  After the fall of Jerusalem, Alexandria was the center from which occult pagan Jews would disguise their mystery tradition in Christian terminology and attempt to penetrate the fledgling Church with heresy. 

 One of the primary tactics employed by Cabbalist pagan Jews for this purpose is the same one employed by their modern evolutionary Gnostic pagan counterparts.   It involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth, a ploy that eliminates the physical Adam from which all people descended and the sin that he transferred to the rest of the human race. This strikes directly at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam’ to provide for us an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam.  In this way, not only is the work of Christ on the cross rendered superfluous, meaning the heart of the faith is ripped out, but God is made responsible for sin and evil. (1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 John 2:22)
 
Long ago, the teachings of some of the early Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted the reappearance of this evil tactic. The fathers categorized it a Gnostic pagan heresy.
 
In "Heresies 6.10" Hippolytus writes that the Gnostic pagan Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis, to support his evolutionary Hermetic and Gnostic occult pantheist teachings.   Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1)   (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1," Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29)

 In conclusion, the Babylonian Mystery Religion is the mother of evolutionary Cabala, Gnosticism and all other occult pagan traditions:
 
“....especially does Gnosticism testify to the antiquity of the Cabala. Of Chaldean origin... Gnosticism was Jewish in character long before it became Christian... Gnosticism—that is, the cabalistic ‘Hokmah’ (wisdom)—seems to have been the first attempt on the part of the Jewish sages to give the empirical mystic lore, with the help of Platonic and Pythagorean or Stoic ideas, a speculative turn; hence the danger of heresy…of which the systems of Philo, an adept in Cabala...show many pitfalls...Jewish gnosticism unquestionably antedates Christianity, for Biblical exegesis had already reached an age of five hundred years by the first century C.E.  Judaism had been in close contact with Babylonian-Persian ideas for at least that length of time, and for nearly as long a period with Hellenistic ideas. Magic, also, which,...was a not unimportant part of the doctrines and manifestations of gnosticism, largely occupied Jewish thinkers. There is, in general, no circle of ideas to which elements of gnosticism have been traced, and with which the Jews were not acquainted.”  (Cabala, Jewish Encyclopedia)

 Building  the New Tower of Babylon

 In the essay, “The Paganization of Biblical Studies,” Dr. Peter Jones, director of truthxchange and adjunct professor of Westminster Seminary CA., writes that the books of the evolutionary Gnostic pagan Presbyterian heretic Lloyd Geering, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University, are promoted by the most powerful element of the Spirit of our age—the international occult New Age Luciferian elite-pagans---as programmatic templates for the future utopian pagan community from the point of view of Christian apostasy and socialism undergirded by evolutionary pantheist orthodoxy.

According to Geering, the world's future culture will be post-Christian, global, religiously pagan and evolutionary.  This agenda is remarkably similar to that of Teilhard de Chardins’ disciple, the ex-Roman Catholic Thomas Berry in his book, "The Great Work" which is also being implemented through texts of the UN's global programs.

The rising New World Order will be post-Christian because evolution proves that human beings, as they evolved out of primordial matter, created language, then symbols, then religious explanations and God Himself.  Therefore tomorrow's culture will be pluralistic, syncretistic, relativistic and poly-gendered because evolution integrates all scientific, cultural, religious, economic and human gender into one worldwide anthill thus when the global society emerges from the evolutionary process,

"…it will require humanity to develop a new consciousness and a new form of spirituality" because "the new story which has become basic to the global world begins with a new word or idea...evolution.” (ibid, Jones)

Like its’ mother, Mystery Babylon, the scientifically-enlightened ‘new' global religion of evolutionary transformism is occult pantheist advaita monism, which means that as an ancient impersonal god-force is within the cosmos, earth, human beings, rats, weeds, tumble bugs, cancer and everything else then all things are essentially 'one.'  Since the god-force is within all things it is within the demonically 'illumined' consciousness of every spiritually evolved initiate and adept.

This being the case, by means of trance states, brain-altering drugs, transcendental meditation, visualization, channeling, Zen Buddhism, Kundalini yoga, tantra, and other occult ways, the initiate can channel 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 despotic 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 because the logic of Big Brothers’ position required it since the existence of external reality was denied by his philosophy.  Thus when the Thought Police agent O’Brien tortures Winston for politically incorrect “wrong thought” he states,

“We control matter because we control the mind.  Reality is inside the skull.  You will learn by degrees, Winston.  There is nothing that we could not do.  Invisibility, levitation---anything.  I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to….You must get rid of these nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature.  We make the laws of Nature.” (Orwell, “The New Spirituality and its Hallmarks, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 30:4-31:1, 2007, p. 19)

Evolving Toward Catastrophe

In "The Aquarian Conspiracy," a book that has been called 'the New Age Bible,' Marilyn Ferguson (1938-2008) admits that the ‘new age’ evolutionary pantheism and occult technologies being employed throughout America were at one time the private domain of ancient initiates.   In fact, as Constance Cumbey reveals in her thoroughly researched book, "The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow," many New Age historians claim their occult religion and techniques originated in Atlantis and afterward were preserved in the ancient land of Babylon,

 "...and surrounding Plains of Shinar and from there disseminated throughout the earth, including Taoist doctrines of China, Mayan-Aztec teachings of Mexico and Central/South America; Great Spirit teachings of the American Indians, Hindu/Buddhist teachings of Asia, etc." (pp. 250-251)

 After the Flood, said Shuckford, while the faithful Noah remained in the East and established the worship of the true God, eighty years after the Flood his rebellious son Ham and his sons together with other family members departed and eventually settled in the plains of Shinar where they resolved to build a tower, a monument to their own pride, vanity, ambition and rebellion against God. (ibid, p.94)

It was Noah’s son Ham, according to ancient Church Father Clement, who  ‘preserved’ and revived the Mystery Religion of ‘Atlantis’ and its attendant evils:
 
"Fallen angels taught men the use of magical incantations that would force demons to obey man. After the flood Ham the son of Noah...discovered this and taught it to his sons.  This became ingrained into the Egyptians, Persians, and Babylonians.  Ham died shortly after the fall of the Tower of Babel.  Nimrod, called Ninus by the Greeks, was handed this knowledge and by it caused men to go away from the worship of God and go into diverse and erratic superstitions and they began to be governed by the signs in the stars and motions of the planets." (Recognitions of Clement 4.26-29)

In his well-researched book, "Ancient Post-Flood History," Ken Johnson, Th.D., reports that the sons of Ham persuaded the people to accept that the true God was merely an impersonal creative force within all of nature, making man the highest form of life/god.  Through the power of persuasion, Ham and his sons revived magical evolutionary transformism, pantheism and idolatry. (pp. 47-48)

 Eventually Ham was deified and worshipped by later pagans as the gods Cronus and Jupiter:

"Ham is represented by many writers as a very wicked, immodest, and profligate creature: Berosus (i) makes him a magician, and to be the same with Zoroast or Zoroastres, and speaks of him as the public corrupter of mankind; and says that he taught men to live as before the flood, to lie with mothers, sisters, daughters, males and brutes, and creatures of all sorts; and that he actually did so himself, and therefore was cast out by his father Janus, or Noah, and got the name of "Chem", the infamous and immodest..." Upon seeing his father's nakedness Ham,  "told his two brethren without; he went out of the tent after he had pleased himself with the sight... and in a wanton, ludicrous, and scoffing manner, related what he had seen: some of the Jewish Rabbins (k), as Jarchi relates, say that Canaan first saw it, and told his father of it; and some say (l), that he or Ham committed an unnatural crime with him; and others (m), that he castrated him; and hence, it is supposed, came the stories of Jupiter castrating his father Saturn, and Chronus his father Uranus."    Genesis 9:22 Gill's Exposition

History did not begin after billions of years of evolution when primitive hominids swung down from the trees and discovered how to scratch crude symbols onto rocks.    Nor did it begin after the Flood.  At least 2,000 years of human existence preceded the Flood, meaning that when Noah and his family entered the ark they carried at least one hundred years of pre-flood memories, traditions, technology, and superior knowledge. Their world view was shaped by the historical Adam and Eve and the generations of their offspring.   Thus Noah and his family brought with them not only the knowledge of the personal God, Special Creation, fall of man, the Deluge, sacrifice to God for the propitiation of sin, the arts of weapon-making and warfare, knowledge of letters, symbols, math, architecture, science, cosmetics, and agriculture  but knowledge of  first-hand encounters with Watchers, their occult teachings, the Nephilim, and primeval pantheism tied to magic, spiritism, herbal abortifacients, human and animal sacrifice, drinking of blood, males marrying males and even beasts, and many other evils. 

 In affirmation, the eminent researcher of antiquity James Bailey said:

 “…human history can now be hesitantly traced back as an unbroken narrative to 4000 B.C….the picture emerging…is one of the Fall of Man in historic terms as well as his rise; it is a picture…more of degradation than of success; it is a picture of monotheism breaking down into polytheism and of the struggle to return to monotheism.  The establishment view of the history of religion gradually progressing from animism to polytheism (then) to monotheism is the reverse of facts.” (“The God-Kings and the Titans: The New World Ascendancy in Ancient Times 1973, p. 296) 

Four thousand years before Christ were the antediluvian generations and the Watchers in the post-flood world, making the billions of years of evolutionary transformism a fabulous fable.  It is neither ‘new’ (Ecclesiastes 1: 9-11) nor scientific except in the sense of pre-flood and post-flood occult science and attendant traditions revised and revamped for our own time, as Geering unhappily discovered. 

 Dr. Jones writes that Geering was surprised when he found out that the ‘New Spirituality’ has "links with pre-monotheistic...nature religions," leading Jones to wryly comment that in an odd turn of events,

 "....contemporary spiritual' evolution goes backwards!  Biblical theism disturbed evolutionary progress.  The clocks have to be put back (for we are in the presence of) a powerful pagan/Gnostic theological agenda, claiming to be spanking new, objective and scientific, but as old as the hills." 

Clocks have to be turned back, all the way back to the days of Noah in the pre-flood world where evolution is closely connected to the devil’s lie that man is a being who though presently limited in time and space is nevertheless capable of achieving a great leap of being and magically evolving into a much more powerful god-like being in the future. 

 As the scientifically endarkened Gnostic pagan Spirit of our age simultaneously worships on the altar of ‘self’ as it self-righteously peers down its’ long, pointy nose and contemptuously sniffs and sneers at the remnant of backwards, unscientific, anti-evolution  faithful, in reality it is the entirely deluded pagan Spirit that is on a collision course with a modern version of the pre-flood world catastrophe----and we know how badly that ended.
 
2014 @Linda Kimball
  

The Infernally Acute Dangers of Occult Evolutionary Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is Wrong with Evolutionary Humanists?

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

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

"Evolution itself is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed to occur or....can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible."  (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg, p. 145)

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

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

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

In this light the identity of the second sign (the form of science) is revealed as occult and/or magic science.   According to the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921-2010) occult science and its' constant companion, evolution, emerged in the heart of Christendom when certain theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered ancient occult Hermetic magic and Jewish Kabbalah texts which they translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that this occult science – the divine technology or ancient Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures and spiritual evolution is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)

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

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

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

The occult way of intellectual and moral transcendence was made possible by the devil’s agents who invented theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  For example:

“.....Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beginning with the literal and historic elements of Genesis:

"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground; and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7

Here God reveals three points for our consideration.  First, God instructs us that He formed the body of man from physical matter as the potter does the clay.   To this initial act Job refers when he says,

"Remember, I beseech Thee, that Thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt Thou bring me into dust again?" Job 10:9

God teaches us that He formed Adam's body from physical matter and then breathed into it "the breath of life" producing a twofold life, sensual and spiritual.   Here God reveals to us that life is only with Him.  It does not magically evolve from lifeless matter or energy resulting from an inexplicable cosmic explosion (Big Bang).   Life was not seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials nor did mankind incrementally evolve from lower life forms over billions of years.  Life is from the living God, thus His breath of life instantaneously, in the twinkling of an eye, became the spirit of man, the principle of life within him which as the Lord reveals to us, "is the spirit that quickens." (John 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6)

We are taught in Proverbs 20:27 that the human spirit is "the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one's inmost being."    Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the physical matter of the body.   Spirit is immortal.  It can will, self-reflect and think.    In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural dimension in order to access the supernatural dimension, thereby allowing him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God. Through this relationship, man's conscience is cleansed over time and his spirit regenerated, thus enabling him to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.

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

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

A person is uniquely free because his spirit can spiritually transcend the physical matter of his own body to access the supernatural dimension as Paul affirms:

"Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Cor. 3:17)

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

So far, we now know by what God has revealed  to us, that Adam was made up of two independent substances, the physical body and the spirit.   But when God placed the spirit within the body of Adam the combination of these instantaneously produced a third part, his soul, thus Adam became a living soul:

"The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

A human life is a soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a mass of cells that would quickly disintegrate.

The soul is our self-conscious part, it is the seat of our emotions (which proceed from the senses of the body).  It is "who you are."  Soul allows communication between body (sense-part) and spirit (God-consciousness). (Luke 1: 46-47)

Early Church Father Tertullian describes the soul as the covering for spirit and the body that of the soul.  Adam therefore was a living soul in the sense that spirit and body were merged in the third part, the soul.  The soul as the uniting medium became the cause of Adam's individual personality.

God made Adam good, but not perfect, because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of free will.  Perfection must wait until men had passed the danger of abusing His gifts, thereby falling as the sinful angels had done before them.  Thus Adam was made good, and before he fell there was perfect harmony between his three natures, hence he knew nothing of the ceaseless strivings and disordered emotions (pride, impatience, anger, boredom, greed, lust, hate, covetousness) of spirit and body that have been the daily experience of fallen men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.

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

However, in eternity (physical Paradise), the spirit of the redeemed will once again predominate. Perfect harmony will be restored, but this time with spirit once again elevated to the throne we shall become conscious of glorious powers which we can now neither apprehend nor imagine.  In place of the soul with its disordered passions and fallible, deceptive, inconsistent, illogical reasoning, our Lord's redeemed children shall be gifted with glorious powers, perfect peace and unerring perception of the Truth and  Righteousness  which is the prerogative of untainted spirits.

In the meantime, even in the case of those who have been born again, meaning their spirits are being cleansed and regenerated, the intellectual faculty is still so incompetent that though such people possess Truth in Divine Revelation they are nevertheless, as Paul tells us, able for the present to know and understand it only in part. 

The Fall 

The disobedience of Adam resulted in spiritual separation from God.  Spirit (God-consciousness) was at first reduced to the state of an almost silent bystander, then as its light faded and disappeared it could no longer either preserve Adam and Eve's bodies from decay or clothe them in glory.   The threat of God was now an accomplished fact; the reign of death and suffering had begun.   With the death of spirit, the soul, manifested sometimes in error-prone, prideful intellectuality, faulty reasoning, hypocrisy, vain imaginings, and futile conceptions, sometimes in sensuality, and often both, would reign over spiritually dead man, who is now natural man.  Natural man is unable to hold intercourse with God save when momentarily roused by the Spirit of the Lord to a sense of responsibility.  This state of affairs is what Jude refers to when he speaks of the natural men who cause divisions, contentions and strife; the  men devoid of the Spirit. Jude 1:19 (Earth's Earliest Ages, G.H. Pember)

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

The soulish intellect of the natural man is not merely fallible but the most dangerous of all gifts from God unless guided by the Spirit of God.  It is a deceitful instrument at best, capable of calling evil good and good evil.  The blinding pride of natural man makes matters much worse, for when such a man sets his heart upon an idea, such as Renaissance theolgians with their Hermetic-Kabbalah,  liberal theologians with their evolutionary 'Christianity,' Darwin with his evolutionary theory, and Teilhard de Chardin with his evolution-based New Religion, the considerable powers of sinful man's soul are used for the single-minded purpose of dominating the will and reason of other souls, of altering their perception of reality by making foolish, vain inventions and illusions as persuasive and like reality as possible.  In this way, spiritually-darkened souls can mesmerize and lead unsuspecting, spiritually-undiscerning souls astray.

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

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

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

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

The Prescription

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

"..... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life..."  Deuteronomy 30:19-20

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician came to heal the spiritually sick. But whoever rejects the Physician, whether through indifference or denial of the Revelation of God in favor of the corrupted wisdom of man and his arcane science, rejects His prescription, thus in his madness plays the part of a fool by destroying him or herself.

@Linda Kimball

Atheism: From the Pre-Flood Generations to Our Own

Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18

In "Against the Heathen," early Church Father Athanasius reveals that pride and haughtiness preceded pre-flood man's fall into idolatry and paganism. A haughty spirit led them to make light of the higher, unchanging things of the personal Creator, and deliberately disregarding what they knew to be true they began to seek in preference things in the lower or natural dimension. Thus they fell into worship of energies, elements, autonomous self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher things.

The truth as to evil said Athanasius,

"....is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods," and thereby "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition," whereby "they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made; but having departed from herself, imagines and feigns what is not (and then) advancing further in evil, they came to celebrate as gods the elements and the principles of which bodies are composed...." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

Having descended into delusion and superstition they imagined that "all that exists" is the natural dimension — a divine One Substance, watery abyss, chaos, or void, primordial matter, serpent powers, forces, and deterministic laws, all of which they celebrated and attributed miraculous powers to.   

 This is naturalism which is the belief that there is neither living, personal God nor heavenly realm outside of the space-time dimension.

Most nature worshippers resented Christianity.  Thus the advent of Christian theism brought not only accusations of atheism but persecution and sadistic torture.   Followers of the Way, as Christians were first known, were atheists with respect to their committed disbelief in and rejection of naturalism and its’ nature philosophies, Mysteries, natural and occult sciences, dehumanizing evolutionary cosmogonies and nature deities comprising the Greek and Roman pantheons.

Eventually, Western civilization and America rose to heights of unprecedented individual freedom, prosperity, and glory on the wings of Christianity.   But from the Renaissance to our own age a still unfolding and spreading rebellion against the God of the Bible eventuating in the declaration of His death during the Enlightenment has killed the soul of Western and American civilization and reversed the meaning of atheism. 

Today the term atheism once again denotes commitment to a concept of the universe (nature) that is open to anything but the God of the Bible.   Just like the pre-flood generations, modern evolutionary atheists and their pantheist counterparts are naturalists. Therefore, whatever oddities nature brings before us, for example, meaning, laws, dreams, demons, voices speaking into minds, mind itself and extraterrestrials, it must always be nature alone that has somehow produced them.

Only the natural dimension is allowed, thus evolutionary materialist Dr. Scott Todd wrote in the science journal 'Nature:'

"Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." (Naturalism in the Light of Reality, Robert Gurney, creation.com, June 14, 2012)

Todd is not a voice of reason.  He is not a seeker of truth but one who conceals truth.   Todd is a prevaricator, an agent of falsehood fueled by will-to-power.

Early conservative intellectual Richard Weaver foresaw this eventuality. In his book, "Ideas Have Consequences," (1945) Weaver writes that 14th century Western man had made an "evil decision" to abandon his belief in the transcendent God and universals and thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of  man..." The consequences of the rejection of "higher things" were catastrophic:

"The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 32-33)

The brilliant visionary, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), an English Catholic priest saw through the scientific pretensions of one-dimensional natural science and its' primary doctrine, evolutionary theory. Benson predicted that naturalism and evolutionary thinking would prepare Westerners and Americans not only to embrace but to worship and adore Antichrist, for this 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 transfixes 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. Original sin made men feel guilty and the Ten Commandments made self-love, covetousness, envy and unrestrained libido into sins. But now Jehovah is finally gone. Liberated men are now free to declare that He never existed at all except as a hideous nightmare. Now at long last man's natural Savior has arisen:

"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)

The moral of the story is threefold.   First, just because men have declared the death of God does not make it so.  Contrary to the wishful thinking of man, reality is not within the unrestrained imagination of man but outside of and beyond reach of man.   Jehovah God is Ultimate Reality, which means that reality (i.e., heaven, hell) is unaffected by the vain reasoning of man.  Pre-flood generations learned these lessons the hard way. And finally, the man who refuses to submit to his Creator and willingly rejects His offer of salvation by grace will submit to the devil.

@Linda Kimball

Beware Your Choices: Heaven is Real. So is the Hell Chosen by Marx

Over on the Conservative website Free Republic, the unrelenting war mounted by evolutionary atheists and their 'new' Christian counterparts against the essay "Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution" continues unabated and has caused the thread to top 1300 posts.

Evolutionary atheists and their 'new' Christian counterparts are of that 'new' race of evolved men long foretold and longed for by modernists such as Nietzsche, Marxist Communists, Fascists, utopianists and various humanists.   What is the New Man? Whereas the Apostle Paul referred collectively to the fallen Old Man of humanity and a resurrected New Man following Jesus, modernism's New Man is 'new' by virtue of his independence from the Triune God.   The New Man is not Imago Dei but rather the conscious product of evolution.  He is an evolving spirit who is his own reference point, meaning there is no mind, no authority, no meaning higher than his own.

New Men, whether 'Christian' or secular, willfully oppose their own word against the Word of God and reject the miraculous, historical and literal elements of the Bible, particularly of Genesis, in favor of natural science and evolution.  They persuasively argue that this scientifically enlightened course of action is entirely compatible with belief in God, though their God is nothing more than a man-controlled deity that jump-starts the Big Bang in order to set evolution in motion.

Despite prophetic warnings, “new” Christian theologians deform and twist the Scriptures to make them fit their own opinions and lack of faith, hoping thereby to give a pseudo-biblical authority to their evolutionary beliefs rather than allowing the Lord to say what He means:

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it” (Deuteronomy 4:2).

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:6).

"If any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life” (Revelation 22:19).

From past to present such practices have generated a plethora of heresies and Gnostic cults. This was in essence Christ’s view of the Pharisees:

In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:9).

Despite the efforts of one sophistical 'new' Christian to disguise his atheism, arrogance and hostility behind a friendly smiley-faced mask, rather than opaque his mask is porous, meaning that telling statements keep slipping through.   For example:

 The issue here is whether any such “special revelation” qualifies as “natural science”?

 The real issue, the truth of the matter not-so-deftly implied by this example of arrogant, clumsy sophistry is that, like a long line of evolutionary atheists before him, the 'new' Christian is in rebellion against the God of Revelation as He revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ:

"Christianity is the most complete and perfect revelation we know of the nature of God and of God's will for man." The basic insights of the Christian faith "provide the best insights we have into the nature of man and of the crisis in which we find ourselves." (John Hallowell, 1950, Intellectual Conservative Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 53)

It is the living, personal God Who revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ that 'new' Christians and their secular counterparts are in rebellion against.   A nonliving, mindless God-force without Will that men can mold, shape, manage and speak for is just fine, as is a mortal Christ, a mere man who, like the New Man, is the conscious product of evolution.

 The truth is that evolutionary atheists and their 'new' Christian counterparts are not New Men but fallen Old Men, thus they prefer the word of sinful men over the Revelation of God and are the intellectual heirs of a way of thinking that from the beginning,

 “... has been characterized by a desire to be free from the burden of Christianity...As a rebellion against Christianity, its negative goal defined its positive form: the desire to remove the church and replace it with the state gave liberalism its structure, beliefs, and goals.” (Worshipping the State: How Liberalism became Our State Worship, Benjamin Wiker)

Wiker writes that as far back as the Renaissance the strong impulse to throw off the restraints of the personal God and Christianity was already at work in certain Churchmen and intellectuals, hence their eventual embrace of materialism (i.e., natural science,  naturalism, Darwinism, evolutionary biology, empiricism, methodological naturalism, reductionism):

 The desire to be liberated from the constraints of Christianity was the original reason for modern liberalism’s embrace of a world defined entirely by materialism—the view that there are no immaterial entities like God of the soul, but only physical entities. This embrace of materialism began as far back as the Renaissance. And the same impulse was behind the nineteenth-century enthusiasm for scientific materialism, and it remains a staple of liberalism today.” (ibid, Benjamin Wiker)

 Contemporary New Men are rebels against the living, personal God of Revelation and of a mind with demonized antitheists such as Karl Marx and other revolutionaries who, though not the devil, did his work for him.

Marx, the father of the Communist Manifesto, declared that his war is against God and the world created by Him.  In his poem, “The Pale Maiden” he admits the existence of the God of Revelation, the existence of heaven, that he is Imago Dei, and further, that he knows hell exists but that eternal damnation is his willful choice:

 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)

 Marx's revolutionary comrade, Mikhail Bakunin, admits he is a Satanist:

 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)

 A Communist newspaper makes clear that Satanists are trying to snatch believers from God:

 We do not fight against believers (or) even clergymen....We fight against God to snatch believers from Him.” (Vetchernaia Moskva, a Communist newspaper, ibid, p.77)

 The Satanic revolt, like supernatural Christian faith, is a movement of spirit but having its taproot and energy in Satan, the father of pride, envy and lies, the 'god' of this world and inventor of evolutionary cosmogonies, naturalism, materialism, 'new' Christianity, and heresy. He is the author of rebellion, and the revelator of secrets contrived to damn unto hell.

 Satanic revolt is war against the supernatural Trinity...the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which in Bakunin’s words are the “cursed and fatal principle of authority.”

 Thus it proclaims the reign of negation: of God’s Revelation, creation ex nihilo, miracles, the divinity of Christ, immutable Truth, Moral Law, Imago Dei, Heaven, angels, the devil, demons and hell.

 The sentiment of the revolt is Satanic pride:

 ”.... which spurns subjection to any master whatever, whether of divine or human origin.” (Bakunin, Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 63)

The nature of the Satanic revolt is the antithesis of the supernatural Christian faith. Whereas Christian faith is joy, patience, love, truth, humbleness, perseverance, submission in all things to the Will of God and blessed eternal life in Paradise, the Satanic counterfeit is skepticism, doubts, destructive criticism, slander, lies, sophistry, revulsion, burning envy, impatience, seething hatred, jealousy, rebelliousness, blasphemy, and eternal life in Hell.

By his unintended confession, the 'new' Christian admits that he prefers the damning errors, heresy and sophistry of evolutionary thinking to what he derisively describes as the "so-called" Revelation of God and His will for men. This is why, in a further abuse of will, he insists on God’s Revelation to man being subordinate to natural science:

“The issue here is whether any such “special revelation” qualifies as “natural science”? The answer is: obviously not, and that is pretty much the only major point I’ve been hoping to make.”

From the time of Adam and Eve, proud, self-centered, rebellious men have been abusing the gift of will to choose self-gratification, service to themselves and whatever it is they want.   But beware your choice, your abuse of will, for at some unknown, unperceived moment it will become eternal. Heaven is real. So is the hell chosen by Marx.

@Linda Kimball

What is Evil?

During the course of the 20th century socialist and communist regimes brutally murdered somewhere between 160,000,000-350,000,000 men, women, and children in their maddened attempts at building the ideal society free from evil, especially the evils 'caused' by the Christian God, Original Sin, monogamous marriage, the two created sexes, and ethical restraints, cultural taboos and all conditions that make for envy:

"When I say that Marxism is based on envy, I mean that the glorious revolution of the proletariat...was really a promise to put a final end to all the conditions that make for envy." (Joseph Epstein, author and former editor of The American Scholar, from Truths about Socialism, Coral Ridge Ministries, p. 66) 

Humanism, evolution, and scientism, the spawn of positivism, was common to both regimes, thus in the Soviet Union, the God-and-human hating Vladimir Lenin exulted that,

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

In other words, as evolution supposedly proves that man is not a person created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons but is rather a conscious product of evolution, then he is less than nothing, therefore can be enslaved or killed as desire dictates. 

Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, "the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species." It was Lenin who "decided who should disappear by virtue of having been condemned to the dustbin of history." From the moment Lenin made the "scientific" decision that the bourgeoisie represented a stage of humanity that evolution had surpassed, "its liquidation as a class and the liquidation of the individuals who actually or supposedly belonged to it could be justified." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 752)

In Nazi Germany evolutionary scientism resulted in human breeding programs, gas chambers, ovens, and the liquidation of eleven million "useless eaters" and other undesirables.

If in your selfish, greedy, hate-filled, envy bitten heart you know you are superior to other people and more deserving than they then why not conceptually reduce them to pond scum, weeds, or subhumans as did German Socialists, Marxist Communists and Western "elites"?

"Subhumanism is a weird hybrid philosophy that underlies the politics and lifestyles of the Western elite—and increasingly, of the common man, who soaks it in through the media. Subhumanism uses quasi-scientific assertions about evolution, biology, and human behavior to reduce people to brainy apes, whose behavior is not so much free as goaded by instincts or determined by electrochemical sparks in our neurons." (The Five Core Principles, Christopher White, tothesource, February 3, 2015) 

Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:

"The 'liquidation' of the Muscovite executioners, a close relative of the 'treatment' carried out by Nazi assassins, is a linguistic microcosm of an irreparable mental and cultural catastrophe that was in full view on the Soviet Stage. The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought…In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other…was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of "subhumans" and "supermen"…but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered…was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice." (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)

As with the German philosopher Nietzsche, a lapsed Christian who declared the death of the Christian God, Communist and Nazi Socialists had stopped looking to heaven for their hopes and rewards, and declaring themselves “gods” sought power here below, declared themselves 'born good,' and in pursuit of their NWO fantasies became the very essence and face of evil.

No One Escapes Evil/Suffering

 Whether it is environmental evil resulting from hurricanes, floods, fires, tsunamis or earthquakes; physical suffering resulting from loss of limbs, cancer, or some other debilitating condition; or moral evil (sin), not one of us escapes it, and today with the Christian God dead in the hearts of a majority of modern Westerners and Americans and with little or no restraints upon the sin nature of men, not since the 20th century has the existence of evil thoughts, words, and actions been as apparent as in our largely humanized hence morally relative century where evolution and scientism are worshipped rather than our Father in heaven.  Hence the dilemma expressed by the ancient Greek nature philosopher Epicurus is repeated by millions of narcissistic, science and evolution worshipping Westerners and Americans today:

Omnipotence could, Benevolence would have prevented evil.”

From the moment that Adam and Eve were ushered out of paradise, men began complaining:

"Why must we die? Why must there be decay? Why must we work? Why does he have (fill in the blanks) but I do not? That's unfair! Why can't we say, do and have whatever we desire? If it feels good (libidinous impulses) then why shouldn't we do it? If my body is my own why must it accommodate another life growing within it? Why must there be authority, rules, norms, absolutes, and consequences? Why does it have to be this way? Why can't it be the way we want it to be?"

And finally: Who or what is the cause of our suffering?

From Nimrod to Karl Marx and contemporary "God is dead" rebels and apostates, the answer is the transcendent Authority of God the Father Almighty together with the fallen condition of man and the world:

"Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God." He "changed the government into tyranny" in order to turn them away from God and make them dependent upon his own power. He also would be revenged upon God "if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach!" And he would "avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers." (Jewish historian Josephus cited in" Who was Nimrod?" Dr. David Livingston)

In every age, the natural mind unaided by Divine Revelation has tried in vain to solve this problem.

Divine Revelation tells us that sin, the willful rejection of the Holy God, an attempt by the envious to annihilate Him if possible, is the origin of all three types of evil.  Sin began with Lucifer and then spread to Adam and Eve through abuse of will resulting in the loss of the supernatural gift of grace (spiritual death).  

Our Heavenly Father did not make Adam perfect because He well-knew the great obstacle to perfection: abuse of will in the choice of good and evil.  Perfection must wait until men have passed the danger of abusing His gifts of intellect and will, thereby falling as the sinful angels had done before them.  Thus Adam was made good, and before he fell there was perfect harmony between his three natures (spirit, soul, body), hence he knew nothing of the polluted, degraded conscience, inflexible will turned to evil, and disordered intellect and emotions that have been the daily experience of fallen men since the disobedience of Adam and Eve.

The supernatural gift of grace was something men were meant to have and would have allowed them to live in perfect control of their emotions and without suffering the loss of their reason.   But since the fall, Adam’s descendants are conceived and born, not in a state of grace as men were originally meant to be, but in a state of sin, a defective state of being deprived of supernatural grace (spiritual death) wherein the soul has predominated in its power over the body. (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)  However, in eternity (Paradise restored), the supernatural gift of grace will be restored (perfect regeneration of spirit) and perfect harmony will ensue. With regenerated spirit once again elevated to the throne we shall become conscious of glorious powers which we can now neither apprehend nor imagine.  In place of the soul with its disordered passions and fallible, deceptive, inconsistent, illogical reasoning, our Lord's redeemed children shall be gifted with glorious powers, perfect peace and unerring perception of the Truth and  Righteousnesswhich is the prerogative of fully regenerated, untainted spirits.

In the meantime, even in the case of those who have been born again, meaning their spirits are being regenerated, the intellectual faculty is still so incompetent that though such people possess Truth in Divine Revelation they are only able, as Paul tells us, to know and understand it only in part for the present  

But with Jehovah God dead in the hearts of millions of hopeless, despairing people in a century dominated by the religion of Humanism, Relativism, Evolution and Scientism, escape is the response to suffering.

For example, the Buddha concluded that suffering is caused by thirst for immortality therefore evil is inherent in the very fact of existence.  Thus by our desire to continue our personal existence we remain enmeshed in the suffering involved by our conscious awareness of and desire for life.  To escape suffering we must deny ‘self’ (soul/spirit) if we are to live devoid of all desire to exist or we shall pay for it by reincarnation in another body in which we will relive our suffering.  Only by rejecting our desire for existence can we attain to Nirvana, absorption into the Divine One Substance.

As the key to Buddha’s system is denial of ‘self’ it becomes necessary to take God away, for if there is no God it logically follows there is no source for ‘self’--soul/spirit.  If man is not God’s spiritual image-bearer then he is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Jesus Christ walked this earth:

Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist, then the human self cannot exist either (so) he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul (in order that your) sense of self is an illusion.  Reality is nonself…You don’t exist.”  Liberation from suffering, the Buddha taught, “is realizing the unreality of your existence.” (The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, P. 6)

Nature sages such as Epicurus and his Western and American contemporaries seek the same end but  start from the opposite extreme.  For them, desire of immortality and its’ corollary, fear of death, is anesthetized through self-indulgence: immersion in drugs, alcohol, sex, parties, plastic surgery, entertainment, technology, body-building, accumulation of things and status, and other temporal pleasures.  Self-indulgence is the supreme good. If it feels good, then do it for tomorrow we die.

With Nietzsche we see another form of escape: defiance, revolt, and negation (scoffing, mocking, harsh criticism, doubting) of God the Father, His Revealed Word, Higher Truths, ethics and virtues.  Nietzsche declared the Christian God dead and Christianity a slave morality that cultivates cringing virtues such as self-sacrifice, self-restraint, charity, humility and compassion.  To counter this great ‘evil’ men must cultivate an amoral ‘master morality,’ and produce a ‘race of supermen,’ monstrous psychopaths such as Lenin and Stalin who will send the despised and weak to the wall.  Autonomous men must crush whatever and whoever causes them to suffer without the least concern for other people.  Men will crush them with defiance, scoffing, mocking, doubting, terror, brute force and murder.

This was the philosophy of Berlin and Moscow which regarded nations and people other than their own "chosen ones" as worthy only to be sterilized, lobotomized, tormented, used for human experimentation, worked to death as slaves and sent to the wall, meaning liquidated in some fashion.  Together Berlin and Moscow murdered in excess of one-hundred million men, women, and children

The three-fold attitude in common with all of these natural or pagan systems is that suffering, not sin, is the supreme evil thus the only means of dealing with suffering is escape of any kind and complete as possible making peace the absence of suffering.

Yet because the human condition (sin) is responsible for moral evils, the natural man never finds peace though he looks for it everywhere.

If sin does not exist and individual suffering caused by covetousness and envy are supreme evils why should the creature who envies God not murder Him and seize His powers for his own agenda as Marx and other God-killers did?  Why should envy-bitten self-centered people have to suffer by not having what they covet or conversely not destroy whatever or whoever makes for suffering?   This is why Modern Liberals,

“.... will invariably (and) inevitably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. When I say the Modern Liberal is morally and intellectually retarded at the level of the five-year old child, it is not hyperbole: its diagnosis.” (Evan Sayet, The Kindergarten of Evil, evansayet.com; emphasis added)

Siding with evil is "good" because it both a great leveler and a form of payback:

" It's clear that Barack Obama and Eric Holder have chosen to nurse their grievances and look for opportunities for "payback."   "Both have repeatedly jumped into local law enforcement issues, far from Washington, and turned them into racial issues, long before the facts came out. These two men -- neither of whom grew up in a ghetto -- have been quick to play the role of defenders of the ghetto, even when that meant defending the kinds of hoodlums who can make life a living hell for decent people in black ghettos."  (Obama vs. America, Thomas Sowell, onenewsnow.com, Feb. 3, 2015) 

Dorothy Sayers, who translated Dante's Inferno where pride, covetousness and envy were punished in the lowest part of hell called envy 'the great leveler.' At its worst,

"...it is a destroyer – rather than have anyone happier than itself, it will see us all miserable together." (ibid, p. 66)

In this way of reasoning, why should Obama, Leftists and GOP ‘elites’ have to suffer the restraints placed on them by immutable truth, the Ten Commandments, Constitution, pro-lifers and other Conservatives?  Why should pedophiles and pederasts suffer as the result of the protective stance of parents who stand between them and those they desire to abuse (teens, children and babies) in gratification of their perverted appetites? Why should envy-bitten  sodomites and lesbians not be priests and homosexuals not have marriage if it will alleviate their suffering? And if death will be knocking on your door very quickly unless you receive an organ donation, then why not send some child to the wall in order that you can have its organs?  Wesley J. Smith reports on this latest evil:

The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered.  The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them to those desperate for a transplant.  Child protection charities warned that the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident as traffickers were likely to have smuggled a group of children into the country.” (Officials Discover Child Trafficked from Somalia to UK to Harvest Her Organs, Smith, Life News, Oct. 20, 2013)

Wesley asks recipients if their own death is really worse than having a child killed or maimed that they might live? To escape their own suffering some will clearly say yes.  Since their own suffering is supreme the child should be sacrificed on their behalf.

But if that isn’t evil, asked Wesley, what is?

The answer depends on whether you are a faithful, orthodox Christian or Jew whose will is in submission to our Heavenly Father or an autonomous natural man whose will is in submission to "self."

@Linda Kimball

Nihilism and Satanic Inversion: America's 'New' Reality of Non-self and Madness

In the wake of the insurrection against the living, personal God of Revelation that began during the Renaissance eventuating in the proclamation of the death of God and cataclysmic eruptions of fire, brimstone and rivers of blood during the 20th century, ex-atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn said the world had never before known,

"...godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.” (goodreads.com)

In his analysis of Marxist Communism and its’ alter ego, scientific materialism, Frank Meyers, an early conservative intellectual concluded that Communism is the state form,

 “….taken by a materialist faith determined to rule the world.”  Godless Communism is the “final synthesis of all heretical tendencies that have pervaded Western civilization for many centuries.”  It is materialist scientism of which, “Communism is the culminating hubris of the Promethean man who reaches out for the world and means to remake creation.  It is scientism gone political.” (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 251-252)

Both scientific evolutionary materialism and its new age evolutionary pantheist counterpart belong to the family of ‘new’ pagan or modern naturalism.  Modern naturalism refers to a one-dimensional view of reality grounded in a monist pagan philosophy holding that only void, matter and evolutionary (developmental and change-making) energies exist.  Therefore void, matter and energy are the Ultimate One Substance of which the universe consists and with which all life is in continuity, thus “all is one” and “everything is perpetually evolving and ascending.”  

The main difference between these two views resides in whether matter is thought to be physical (i.e., Greek Atomism) or spiritual (Hinduism). However, both views share in common the following:

Hatred of the supernatural God of Revelation and of man as His spiritual image-bearer

One dimensional views of reality

An inverted account of  origins and history lending itself to the notion that since there was no fall then Lucifer is not the devil and men are not sinful but rather evolving into gods

Scientific materialism or its’ New Age spiritual science counterpart

Evolutionary conceptions.  These serve two main functions. First, as a mechanical process of development and second, as a mechanism for purification of matter

The nihilism of Buddha  

Jesus Christ to Buddha,

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

Life is only with the living God of Revelation, the creator and upholder of the life and being (soul/spirit) of men.  But if He does not exist, it logically follows that there is no ultimate source for life, conscious being, meaning and purpose; or for the sanctity of human life, worth, dignity, individual liberty and personal property.  Without God the Father Almighty unalienable (God given) human rights are as meaningless as America’s founding documents have become in our Godless pagan society. 

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

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

Naturalism: the Antithesis

Modern naturalism is in every way the antithesis of God’s Revelations and Christianity, the spiritual and moral foundation of Western civilization.   For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America had affirmed the biblical view of total reality. In this historically unique view total reality consists of two interfacing, interactive halves: the seen (natural) and the unseen (supernatural).

According to this view, man faces both unseen and seen and interprets truth against these two interfacing halves of reality.  Thus Paul declares that as men live out their lives they are spectacles, “unto the world, and to angels and men.” (1 Cor. 4:9) 

In opposition to modern naturalism’s one dimensional view, Paul affirms that total reality consists of two halves, hence this earth (the seen) is really a theater and men are actors on its stage observed not only by other men (the seen) but by the Spirit of God and angels (the unseen).   

Though men cannot see the Spirit of God and very rarely see angels they can see, hear and interact with men.  The Spirit of God opens our eyes to understanding (Ps. 118: 34, 125, 144), tests our hearts, knows out secrets, motives, and thoughts (Psa. 17:3; 44:21; 139:1-4). 

Both holy and unholy angels are all around us, watching, listening, helping and protecting if holy, if unholy then binding the disobedient to their power.   Just as the Lord of Hosts gives His Holy Spirit to those who love and obey Him, He can send evil spirits upon those who are rebellious, live in persistent sin, practice occult arts or men who in their pride, covetousness and envy reject and hate Him as was the case with Karl Marx and Nietzsche, the apostate Christian philosopher who proclaimed the death of God.  Unto these men the Lord of Hosts sent evil spirits just as He sent one to King Saul (1 Sam. 16:14).   The evil spirit influenced and disordered Saul’s thinking, afflicted him with obsessions and paranoia, befouled his conscience, and inflated his disordered passions thereby, “filling him with unrest, anger, fear and murderous intent.”  (Occult Bondage and Deliverance, Kurt E. Koch, p. 137)   

Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987) was a highly respected German minister who pastored, counseled and delivered in excess of twenty thousand people suffering from demonic subjection. According to Koch, demonic subjection is an increasingly common occurrence in post-Christian Western and American society.  Most people have little or no clue that they are in fact demonically subjected while some people, such as Marx, Nietzsche, Hitler and Stalin seem to possess a limitless supply of demonic energy, especially when engaged in imposing their will over the wills of others.

There are many underlying causes of demonic subjection.  Koch delineates some of the leading ones common to apostatizing America:

If a person blatantly lives a life of sin and persistently resists the Spirit of God and remains completely unrepentant, or…carries the sin of murder or abortion on his conscience, or has committed perjury or practical incest, if he has cursed his fellow men or blasphemed against the cross or against Christ, the Holy Spirit, or God, then he will have laid himself open to the devil’s attacks.  Every curse is in fact a cry to the devil, and can…lead a person into bondage.” (Koch, p. 138)

“….God created man in his own image…..male and female created he them.” Gen. 1:27 

According to the uniquely Christian view of total reality, the essence of the human is not the body and brain (the seen) but the unseen…the soul/spirit:  

It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves…For the sake of the soul…the Son of God came into the world…” (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)  

Building off of the view of man as embodied spirit, St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image bearers of the supernatural Triune God in three Persons, then it logically follows that each man is a person; a trinity of being comprised of soul/spirit (unseen), and body, brain (seen). 

The citadel of the soul is spirit (heart).  Spirit is immortal and self-aware.  It can will and think and is responsible for what it wills, thinks, speaks, and acts on while in this world.  

Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the material body in which it is fully embedded.  In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural dimension in order to access the third Heaven.  By way of prayer and petitions the spirit of man’s mind allows him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God.  Through this relationship, spirit is renewed over time, thus enabling man to more perfectly orient the manner of his thoughts, passions, words and actions in this world in preparation for eternity in Paradise.    

In Christian thought, a person is a spirit (self) and personality is the total individuality of the spirit.  Without spirit there is no ‘self,’ hence no person. 

The key to personal liberty in the natural or sensory half of reality is man’s spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically pre-programmed animal-like orientation.  Animals have souls but not spirits, the basis of intelligence, sensitivity, imagination, self-consciousness, reflection back and forward into time, and the capacity for truth and moral goodness.  

A person is uniquely free because he can spiritually transcend his material brain to access the Spirit of the Lord as Paul affirms: 

Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17) 

Vishal Mangalwadi, India’s foremost Christian intellectual observes that this historically unique concept of man as God’s spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the “belief in the unique dignity of human beings,” and this is the force,

“…that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individual.  Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights.” (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, Mangalwadi, pp. 12-13) 

One-Dimensional Godless Naturalism: the Reality of Non-Self

Modern naturalism, whether of materialist or pantheist permutation positing a non-existent immanent conception of deity (i.e. Omega, Gaia) is at bottom Godless, and said Ravi Zacharias,  absolutely nothing,

"… has a more direct bearing on the moral choices made by individuals or the purposes pursued by society than belief or disbelief in God." Key issues of the day "whether it be...sexual orientation and practice, or life in the fetal stage, sooner or later filter down to whether there is a God, and if so, has he spoken?" (The Real Face of Atheism, Zacharias, p. 21) 

In "The Gnostic Religion," Hans Jonas provides a full-scale study of the heretical world of pre-Christian and Christian era pagan Gnostic nihilism together with its modern variants:  materialist and pantheist naturalism.

Jonas writes that while ancient Gnostic pagan man was thrown,

"...into an antagonistic, anti-divine, and therefore anti-human nature, modern man (is thrown) into an indifferent one." (p. 338)

The ancient gnostic conception was still anthropomorphic despite the nihilism, hostility and demonic.  But its’ modern counterpart with its' indifferent nature, its' completely godless, soulless, anti-human, demonic nature, represents the "absolute vacuum, the really bottomless pit."   

At least the ancient Gnostic dualism, as fantastic as it was, was at least self-consistent, as there was the illusion of a source for 'self' (being).   Not so for its' modern counterpart:

"So radically has anthropomorphism been banned from....nature that even man must cease to be conceived anthropomorphically if he is just an accident of nature.  As the product of the indifferent, his being, too, must be indifferent.  Then the facing of his mortality would simply warrant the reaction, 'Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die." (ibid, p. 339)

In conclusion:

"...modern nihilism (is) infinitely more radical and more desperate than gnostic nihilism ever could be for all its panic terror of the world and its defiant contempt of its laws.  That nature does not care, one way or the other, is the true abyss.  That only man cares, in his finitude facing nothing but death, alone with....the objective meaninglessness of his projected meanings, is a truly unprecedented situation." (Jonas, p. 339)

In other words, the death of the living God of Revelation means there is neither source for life and ‘self’ (soul/spirit) nor for higher truth and morality, purpose, meaning, salvation and eternity.   For depersonalized man, the evolved ape or bag of chemicals, there is nothing---no heaven above, no hell below and no, 

".... vast mind behind the framing of the world; no transcending voice giving counsel to this world...no light at the end of the tunnel (hence only) the loneliness of existence in its most desolate form."  (Zacharias, p. 27) 

The determined assault against the living Holy God that began during the Renaissance gained speed and force with the materialist implications of Darwin’s neo-pagan theory.  The idea that humans evolved by chance and natural selection from non-life bearing chemicals lay the axe at the very foundation of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.  On the heels of Darwin’s theory Christianity came under forceful attack allowing a one-dimensional worldview draining into nihilism to be declared a scientifically supported reality.

Darwin's "Origin of Species" was published in 1859 and instantly and uncritically accepted by people such as Karl Marx, T.H. Huxley, Herbert Spencer, Ernst Haeckel in Germany and large numbers of clergy more eager to be thought scientific and modern than to defend the faith once given. 

For materialist and pantheist alike, Darwin's theory was a wish come true and so became the center of their respective one-dimensional worldviews.

The demonized Karl Marx hated the God of Revelation and his exuberance for Darwin's idea prompted him to consider dedicating his Das Kapital to Darwin, an honor which he declined.  Since Marx favored scientific materialism the rationale behind his invitation to Darwin was that he saw how Darwin’s materialist theory provided a scientific framework to support the economic infrastructure on which Marx could build his godless communist utopia.  

Darwin's materialist theory and Marxist materialist presuppositions (economic theory based on envy and hatred of God) together with Freud's materialist-based analysis of religion and human sexuality threw faith in God and Christianity “over the wall of civilization,' said Zacharias:

"With such abusive attacks directed at religious belief coming from so many directions, it was left for someone to cast this creature called theism completely out, and exorcise the world of all such influence.  The one who did that was the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche." (p. 25)

By the time of Nietzsche, perceptive thinkers had already been expressing apprehension at the prospect of multitudes of unsuspecting Westerners who would eventually be cruelly exploited by anti-human haters of God.  With Nietzsche, dreadful apprehension deepened into certainty, for Nietzsche despised religion in general, but upon Christianity he poured his unbridled fury:

"I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost perversion, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are too venomous, too underhanded, too underground, and too petty." (Nietzsche in "The Life of Nietzsche," Faru Forster Nietzsche, 1921, p. 656)

However, rather than mindless infatuation for Darwin’s idea, Nietzsche (1844–1900) harshly criticized it:

"What surprises me most when I survey the broad destinies of man is that I always see before me the opposite of that which Darwin and his school see or want to see today: selection in favor of the stronger, better-constituted, and the progress of the species. Precisely the opposite is palpable … I incline to the prejudice that the school of Darwin has been deluded everywhere…” (Nietzsche: The evolutionist who was anti-God and anti-Darwin, Russell Grigg, creation.com)

Nietzsche was not anti-evolution but rather had his own evolutionary conception which he called “the will to power."   

While Darwin received his idea from his pantheist grandfather Erasmus Darwin, Nietzsche's conception was preceded by mystical ecstasy.  Nietzsche experienced two mystical encounters with the first one taking place in August, 1881.  

Charles Andler writes that previous to his scientific reasoning, Nietzsche received revelations during mystical encounters just as Spinoza did.  Mystical ecstasy,

".... preceded (Spinoza’s) system and his geometric form, thus, with Nietzsche mystical ecstasy preceded his scientific reasoning." (Charles Andler cited by Henri De Lubac, "The Drama of Atheist Humanism," p. 481)

According to Henri De Lubac, secret knowledge was revealed to Nietzsche that he was "....the first of men to know.'   The shock of it was sudden and profound.  Though no direct document relates his experience sure evidence is found in an agitated page of Ecce Homo where Nietzsche wrote:

"Suddenly, with sureness, with indescribable delicacy, a thing makes itself seen, makes itself heard.  It shakes you, it overwhelms you right to your innermost depths.  You hear it...You let it fill you....A thought blazes forth like a flash of lightening...It imposes itself as a necessity...I never had to choose it.  It is an ecstasy....You are enraptured, taken outside of yourself...All of this...is accompanied by a tumultuous feeling of liberty, of independence, of divinity...There you have my experience of the inspiration." (Lubac, p. 472)

In the months that followed he remained silent about the knowledge he received.  But in August of 1882 he discussed his experience with Lou Salome.  Salome writes that Nietzsche spoke of his encounter only in obscure words and with hushed voice.  Giving "every indication of the most profound horror" Nietzsche described the terrible and marvelous revelation he had received with two words: Eternal Return. (ibid, p. 473)

In the autumn of 1882 he experienced his second encounter which he described in the poem Sils Maria:

"I was sitting and waiting, without waiting for anything/Beyond good and evil, tasting Light sometimes and sometimes shade/Absorbed by this brew...When suddenly...what was one became two, And Zarathustra passed before me..." (ibid, p. 475)

It was a vision without a doubt, precise and sudden:

"I could tell you the day and the hour....Zarathustra has fallen on me, he assaults me.."  (ibid)

Zarathustra was an evil spirit who confirmed to Nietzsche the ‘truth’ of the revelations already received, which included man's evolution from worms:

You [mankind] have made your way from worm to human, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now the human being is still more of an ape than any ape is." (Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Zarathustra’s Prologue section 3, trans. by G. Parkes, Oxford University Press, New York, 2005, p. 11)

Henceforth, Nietzsche is an inspired prophet who knows for certain that the God of Revelation is dead, that man’s evolution from worms is absolutely true, and that he is Jesus Christ's successor, the ‘new’ Christ.  Within ten days he drafted by way of automatic writing the whole first book of his prophecy.  He called his finished work Zarathustra, the new Bible of scientific evolutionary naturalism, and told the world to throw away all other books, for now you have my Zarathustra, "a new Holy Book." 

It was Nietzsche, the ‘new’ Christ, who saw that the death of the personal God had already begun to cast its first dark shadows over Europe, and though,

 "the event itself is far too great, too remote, too much beyond most people's power of apprehension, for one to suppose that so much as the report of it could have reached them," still its advent was certain, and it was men like Nietzsche, the ‘new’ Christ who were "the firstlings and premature children of the coming century," the century of the "triumph of Nihilism." (Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age, Eugene Rose, p. 44)

Nietzsche was the first apostate Christian to gaze fully upon man's loss of faith and its terrifying consequences.  With no living God ‘up there’ to obstruct his vision, the nihilism he saw was agonizing.  As there was no longer any Light from God above, there was only darkness in the hermetically sealed world below.  The paralyzing darkness that overtook the mind of the ‘new’ Christ was spiritual.  It was not so much,

"....an exterior phenomenon crowding inward but rather an inner blinding that spread outward." (Ravi Zacharias, p. 27)

This was precisely Nietzsche's point.  With the death of the personal God of Revelation the darkness of objective meaninglessness would penetrate every avenue of thought and life, making life itself unbearable with the consequence of hedonism, abortion, euthanasia, sodomy, suicide, drugs, crime and murder becoming virtues.  

Speaking through the writings of the ‘new’ Christ, Zarathustra went on to say that because God had died in the 19th century there would follow two terrible consequences beginning in the 20th century. (Romans 1:18)

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

Though apostates and the apostatizing professed themselves wise, their cognitive thought processes would become darkened (vain) and with their conscience dead to sin they would become fools, meaning they would accept and publicly profess incredibly stupid conceptions of themselves (i.e., man is an evolved worm, ape or robot; man is evolving into god).

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

In turning away from the Spirit of God and the truth He has given, ‘wise’ males will become effeminate cowards and females mannish.  They will be adolescent emotional-tyrants in adult-size bodies: sinister, greedy, spiteful, vindictive, treacherous, back-stabbing sophists.  They will celebrate Lucifer (the devil) and in their madness actively seek the way of Luciferian initiation because they will be spiritually blind in regard to total reality.  Like demons they will flee from the cross of Jesus but exalt the devil as the first free thinker, the genetic creator of man, the seething energy and angel of evolution.  Truth will be lies, evil will be good, unfaithfulness will be faith and the ‘wise’ will preach and blaspheme from pulpits, exercise political power, enact legislation, and wield broken law to plunder, punish, and ruin.  

Zarathustra has been right on both counts.  First, apostatizing W. Europe and America, though dotted here and there by small islands of Light, decency and sanity, are becoming darkened, satanically inverted places ruled by the ‘wise,’ hence boiling over with madness, particularly Hollywood, academia, mainstream media and the highest, most powerful political offices in the land.   Second, Nietzsche was made to show the ‘wise’ what is in store for them by spending the last eleven years of his life insane.

2013 @Linda Kimball

The Devil in Our Age of Apostasy

In “The Spiritist Fallacy,” a penetrating analysis of the Luciferian Theosophy and Spiritism overtaking Western civilization, the highly respected French traditionalist metaphysician Rene Guenon explained that the theories of William James (1842-1910), the father of American psychology, are examples of unconscious Satanism for two reasons.   First, James theory of “religious experience” as a manifestation of the “subconscious” by which man communicates with the Divine “within” is only one step away from “condoning the practices of spiritism” (contact with spirits) with the further consequence of conferring on evil spirits an “eminently religious character.”

Second, the notion that the subconscious puts man in contact with the Divine Substance “within” puts God,

“…in the inferior states of being, in feris in the literal sense of this expression.  This then is a properly ‘infernal’ doctrine, a reversal of universal order, which is precisely what we call ‘Satanism.’  Guenon adds, “The devil is not only terrible, he is often grotesque…” (pp. 258-262)

Building off of James satanically oriented theories, the renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) taught that the psyche (soul) consists of two main systems:  a personal unconscious and a deeper more significant layer which he called the collective unconscious with what he identified as archetypes.   Jung held that archetypes were innate, unconscious and universal.

Jung’s system incorporates Darwin’s materialist theory of evolution together with spiritual conceptions of evolution, reincarnation, Gnostic conceptions of Divine One Substance, ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic and various other occult doctrines and psycho-spiritual technologies from around the world.

Jung delved deeply into the occult, practiced necromancy (spiritism) and had daily contact with familiar spirits which he called archetypes because he believed they were manifestations of powers innate in the collective unconscious.  

Much of Jung’s psychological insight was acquired from his familiar spirits, particularly Philemon and Basilides.  Philemon appeared to Jung in humanoid body with wings and the head of a horned bull.    At first Jung thought his spirit familiars (demons) were manifestations of his own psyche, but toward the end of his life he realized with horror that Philemon, Basilides and the many other spirit entities that were a common feature of his life were in fact highly intelligent hostile beings independent of human consciousness.   Speaking of Philemon, Jung said:

Philemon represented a force which was not myself…..I held conversations with him, and he said things which I had not consciously thought.    For I observed clearly that it was he who spoke, not I….Psychologically, Philemon represented superior insight.  He was a mysterious figure to me.   At times he seemed to me quite real, as if he were a living personality.  I went walking up and down the garden with him, and to me he was what the Indians call a guru.”  (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung, p. 183, cited from PsychoHeresy: C.G. Jung’s Legacy to the Church, PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries)

Jung uses the name Abraxas to describe the impersonal Gnostic pleroma (i.e., impersonal World Spirit, Brahman) out of which mind and then other mental powers emerged.  The word Abraxas is found in esoteric Gnostic texts such as the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit and also in the Greek Magical Papyri.

In 1916 Jung received revelations from his demon familiars during the (automatic) writing of a Gnostic treatise called The Seven Sermons to the Dead.   This text, which describes Abraxas as a “God” higher than the Christian God and devil that combines all opposites into one Being, has been labeled a core text in depth psychology. 

Underlying Jung’s demon-derived Gnostic “transpersonal and depth psychology” is the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical meaning: the ancient Egyptian Hermetic Principle of the correlation of the Divine Substance (Abraxas) with the mind of man, “As above, so below.”   The Hermetic principle is symbolized by the Oroboros---the great chain of being, cosmic tree of life or with Darwin the tree of life.  In modern Luciferian theosophical thought for example, the Oroboros “above” (Abraxas) corresponds to a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations of all supernatural entites,

“….the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts…With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can ‘rise on the planes,’ and experience these regions in full awareness.” (Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral Planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8) 

As a powerful occult symbol, the Oroboros is the seething power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent (devil) figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. 

The serpent’s body is depicted as the Great Chain of Being or the Cosmic Tree of life.   Thus the serpent’s body (Tree of Life) with its’ supposed multiple dimensions and life-giving serpent power not only powers the World Spirit or Abraxas (collective unconscious with its archetypes) but reaches into the psyche, or with James the ‘subconscious’ and with Jung the ‘personal unconscious’, stirring imagination and conferring psychic powers and divinity (you can be as God).   

The Apostle Paul neither speaks of cosmic trees and the gods and demons supposedly dwelling there in their respective heavens and hells nor of the collective unconscious with its archetypes but of fallen angels, the hostile “spirits of wickedness under the heavens” (Eph. 6:12) and their chief, “the prince of the powers of the air.” (Eph. 2:2)   

According to Paul, fallen angels are dispersed in a multitude throughout the whole expanse of sky which is visible to us---the dwelling place for the host of fallen angels cast down from heaven as well as for the whole host of demons.   This means that Jung’s Abraxas (collective unconscious with its archetypes) is actually the expanse of sky under the heavens where fallen angels and demons dwell and which supposedly connects the body of the snake to the mind of man and up which he or she ascends upon the occult Path of Life or Western Magical Way (spiritual evolution) through ritual practice of psycho-spiritual technologies (i.e., Reiki, Alpha Course, Silva Method, channeling, yogic trance, musical ecstasy) to reach divine status and gain psychic powers.

This brings us back to Rene Guenon who explained that the theories of William James (1842-1910) and by extension Carl Jung’s demon derived theory of collective unconscious with its archetypes (basis of Jung’s transpersonal and depth psychology) are examples of unconscious Satanism.   The infernal idea that by “going within” the “subconscious” (James) or “personal unconscious” (Jung) man can become one with the Divine “within” is only one step away from “condoning the practices of spiritism” (contact with spirits) with the further consequences of conferring on evil spirits an “eminently religious character” and becoming oppressed and possessed by them.

Today most psychologists, being heavily influenced by Jung’s demon-derived theories, insist that what they call “paranormal experiences” (i.e., Ouija board communications, voices speaking into one’s mind, terrifying apparitions) are perhaps hallucinations caused by the powers of human imagination or representations of interplay between the left and right hemispheres of the brain and/or the therapeutic release of unconscious repressions.

However, there are increasing numbers of psychologists and psychiatrists who now frankly affirm their belief in evil spirits and their ability to oppress and possess human beings.  In his classic, “Channeling,” Jon Klimo quotes psychiatrist Ralph B. Allison who says,

I have come to believe in the possibility of spirit possession….by demonic spirits from satanic realms, and that’s an area I don’t care to discuss or be a part of…” (Klimo, Channeling, p. 182 from America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice, Hunt & McMahon, p. 161)

In his bestselling books, “The Road Less Traveled” and “People of the Lie” M. Scott Peck chronicles his odyssey from vague identification with Buddhist and Islamic mysticism to an intellectual assent of “God” and “Satan.”  Peck refers to two specific cases of exorcism that convinced him of the reality of demon possession.  Declaring that he had “personally met Satan face to face,” Peck explained:

When the demonic finally spoke….an expression appeared on the patient’s face that could be described only as Satanic.  It was an incredibly contemptuous grin of utter hostile malevolence. (In the second case) when the demonic finally revealed itself….it was with a still more ghastly expression.   The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake….viciously attempting to bite the team members.” (ibid, p. 162)

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day..." Ephesian 6:13-14 

The corollary to our age of apostasy is the rapid spread of satanic psycho-spiritual technologies.  Many of America’s largest, most powerful corporations with branches in numerous countries have redefined occult psycho-spiritual technologies as the latest techniques for creative thinking, speed reading and personal success and business performance.    Following on the heels of the mind-altering substances flooding our schools are yoga and channeling.   Children are being taught to “go within” and contact their spirit guides.   Spiritual formation classes (satanic psycho-spiritual technologies redefined as the traditional contemplative prayer that originated with certain Church Fathers, was practiced by St. Augustine, certain Reformers and Catholics) are taught in Hybels and Rick Warrens goatish mega-churches where earthly bread, yoga and musical ecstasy draped by a limp cross are usual offerings.   Then there is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) that emerged from the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement.  Its’ Super Apostles (2 Cor. 11:13) channel ‘spirits,’ thus they are “enlightened elements” who claim that they have been given authority by the Spirit of “God” to build a kingdom of “God” on earth---a unified and/or pluralistic Global Church.    All of this spiritual rot is quickly filtering into undiscerning contemporary-minded Christian churches. 

The common thread running through all of this is the mind of the same fallen angel who tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden with the words, “Ye shall be as Gods” (Gen. 3:5) but now seduces with the words, “go within.”

 @Linda Kimball

Rise of the Unified Global Church of One 'God'.......Satan

 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."  John 3:19

Since the Renaissance, powerfully influential, satanically overshadowed occult secret societies existing at the highest levels of Church, government and society have been both the intelligentsia and the real powers behind what has been variously called the Progressive Underground, the Anti-Establishment, and the Anti-Tradition Counter Culture.  The aim of the societies is twofold:  first, the total destruction of the Old Order based on supernatural Christianity with emphasis on the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, Original Sin, Jesus Christ God Incarnate, immutable truth, moral absolutes and all tradition arising therefrom, and second, the ushering in of an occult New Age--- a socialistic kingdom of “God” (pantheist New World Order) here on earth.   (The Occult Underground: The Dawn of the New Age" and "The Occult Establishment," James Webb)

Today occult societies at the highest levels of global power and influence operate through a vast organizational network--a global occult pantheist New Age Movement (Age of Aquarius) linked to over 10,000 organizations here in America alone. 

The New Age movement received its start in 1875 with the founding of the Luciferian Theosophical Society by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.   

In his book, “Earth’s Earliest Ages” (1876), the English theologian G.H. Pember, writes that Blavatsky was chosen by the Brotherhood (fallen angels) to carry out a mission.  They initiated and instructed her for seven years and then dismissed her to the outer world.  As instructed, she traveled to America and organized the Theosophical Society in New York with two specific stated goals.   First, the formation of the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood.   Second, the destruction of the Revealed Word of God by way of a transformation to unity with the world system process.  This devilish process would be carried out by “spiritually illumined” change-agent theologians and priests (2 John 1:7) who would transform it completely:

"The coming struggle will emerge within the churches themselves; it will be precipitated by the enlightened elements...the fight will then spread to thinking men and women everywhere who — in a protesting revolt — have denied orthodox churchianity and theology." (Spirit Master Djwhal Khul speaking through Alice Bailey, Externalization of the Hierarchy, pp. 453-454)

Bailey explains that spiritually illumined elements (specially selected theologians and priests) will be overshadowed and then possessed by Masters in a three stage process:

". . . prepared disciples and highly evolved men and women, will be found who will be doing the work along the lines intended, one who will be occupying places of prominence which will make them available for the reaching of the many; their bodies will also be sufficiently pure to permit of the overshadowing. It will only be possible in the case of those who have been consecrated since childhood [as I was], who have been servers all their lives or who, in previous lives . . . [the concept of spiritual evolution and reincarnation, key concepts of the New Religion.] First “An impression upon the physical brain of the man or women, of thoughts, plans for work, ideals . . . which emanating from the Avatar [Hindu: An incarnation of a deity in physical form] will yet be unrecognized by him (This is a very important aspect of overshadowing) . . . . This is literally a form of higher telepathy . . . . Second. The overshadowing of the chela (Hindu for disciple) during his work (such as lecturing, writing, or teaching) and his illumination for service. He will be conscious of this . . . and will seek more and more to be available for use, rendering himself up in utter selflessness to the inspiration of His Lord. Third. The conscious co-operation of the chela is necessitated in the third method of overshadowing. In this case, he will… surrender himself and step out of his physical body, handing it over for the use of the Great Lord or one of His Masters . . . he renders up his body, and stands aside for a specific length of time." (p. 756-757, Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications,” Robert Herrmann Ph.D.)

In other words, 'chosen' disciples will at first come under the influence of demons, then become infested, then severely infested and some  totally possessed.

Eighteen years after Blavatsky died in London in 1891, the Brotherhood selected Alice Bailey (1880-1949) for further instruction.   Beginning in the year 1919 she began receiving “messages” from “Tibetan Master” Djwhal Khul. As stated by Bailey, the preparatory period began with Blavatsky and lasted from 1875 to 1890.   The intermediate teachings were received and recorded by Bailey from 1919 to 1949.  According to Khul, other teachings would emerge on a continuous basis after 1975 and be given on a world wide scale to selected individuals.

Among core teachings common to occult New Age are praise for Lucifer (the seething power  and/or angel of evolution),  biological and spiritual evolution, reincarnation, karma, pantheism/panentheism, man is god, the earthly kingdom of “God” (Lucifer) together with the concept of the Masters and other such synonyms: Masters of Wisdom, the Unknown Chiefs, the Secret Chiefs, Brothers, Council of Nine, the Ancient Ennead, and Space Brothers.   In her various books Bailey lists other members of the Hierarchy of Masters: Master Jupiter, Master Koot Humi, Master Rakoczi, Master Serapis, Master P., Master Hilarion (the Master of science), and Master Jesus.

Variations of these concepts and teachings are also common to Christian Science, Mormonism, Spiritism, Baha’i, Unitarian Universalism, Scientology, Eastern Religions, the Emergent Church, the New Apostolic Reformation and Masonry (Illuminism), the successor of the Mysteries:

"Illuminism---the Luciferian religion---teaches that man can become God, that he can evolve, through initiatory steps, into a god state himself (and) once you have evolved into a god, you can make up your own rules (and) morality." (New World Order, William T. Still, p. 27)

"Spiritual evolution is a common belief within Fabian socialism, the Emergent Church, the communitarian church growth movement, and the New Age movement. It will play a major role in bringing many of the world’s religions together as one." (Man as God: What Much of Evangelicalism  and the World's Religions have in Common, Brannon Howse, worldview weekend, July 29, 2013)

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is one of the fastest growing movements within evangelicalism today.  It emerged from the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement and teaches that certain individuals have become new spiritual beings, super apostles:

 "This NAR teaching is consistent with the New Age Movement or cosmic humanism, declaring that man needs to tap into his “Christ consciousness.” Cosmic humanism, (also known as the New Age Movement or pagan spirituality) is a major foundation of the NAR." (ibid, Howse)

In his penetrating analysis of the New Apostolic Apostolic movement, Fr. Seraphim Rose notes that the spiritist manifestations (i.e., impartation, holy laughter, drunk in the spirit, roaring, barking, hissing, slain in the spirit) experienced in NAR churches are found in the occult New Age movement. The spirit that invaded the Charismatic movement during the 'Toronto Blessing' is not the Holy Spirit, said Rose, but the kundalini spirit (serpent power), the same spirit that ancient Egyptians, Hindus, yoga practitioners, and New Agers are familiar with.

One way that serpent power is imparted is by laying on of hands, or Shakti-pat. The demon-possessed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh was called the "divine drunkard" by his disciples, and according to Tal Brook, author of "Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," by his millions of worshippers in India, America, and Europe and throughout the world. Rajineesh encouraged his devotees to come and drink from him, meaning, receive his touch:

"His spiritual 'wine' was often passed on with a single touch to the head (Shakti-pat), at which his followers would collapse in ecstatic laughter. Another famous guru, Swami Muktananda, would hold meetings at which thousands of his followers from around the world came to receive his touch. They experienced uncontrollable laughing, roaring, barking, hissing, crying, shaking, as well as falling unconscious." (Rose, p. 217)

These demon-possessed gurus were imparting spirit to their adoring worshippers which they had received during initiation rituals and which they attributed to spirit-possession.

According to veteran researcher Brooks Alexander, Satan's disciples have successfully assimilated occult Eastern teachings and techniques into our church and our culture. With remarkable speed and ease, Eastern and occult ideas and spiritist techniques for contacting spirits such as trance music, brain-altering drugs, meditation and yoga are being propagated to undiscerning Westerners and Americans, within and without the church, on a mass scale:

"...they are filtered through the pervasive secularism of our culture. In this way they are demystified without changing their essential content. The basic components of an Eastern/occult world view are recast in forms of expression that are naturalistic, scientific, and humanistic...Occult philosophy is being secularized and psychologized with increasing refinement....Their underlying themes run through contemporary science, economics, politics, art, psychology, and religion." (The Coming Darkness, p. 55)

NAR's Super Apostles (2 Cor. 11:13) also channel this unholy ‘spirit’ thus are “enlightened elements” who claim they have been given authority by the Spirit of “God” to build a kingdom of “God” on earth---a unified and/or pluralistic Global Church:

They believe they are restored apostles called and ordained by God to be the government for the emerging “New Order” church.  In order to maintain this governance they stress strict obedience and submission to them in all matters.  They claim to hear directly from God, and many claim that Jesus visits them in person…these so-called restored apostles believe they are called to lay the foundation and government for the new (earthly) Kingdom (one world church).  Their goal is complete and utter control of the church and subjugation of its current governance to them….This is a highly organized group with a global agenda (it is) well thought out, well strategized, and will be implemented with military precision.  The grid is in place---our future is planned.” (A Strong Delusion---the New Apostolic Reformation, thereformedtraveler.com)

Rick Joyner, one of the most visible and popular change-agent leaders in the NAR claims that faithful Christians who resist the “change” to “unity” or "oneness" process are under demonic influence.  In a further demonstration of his satanically twisted and inverted  reasoning processes Joyner said,

Some pastors and leaders who continue to resist this tide of unity will be removed from their place.  Some will become so hardened they will become opposers and resist God to the end.”  (Religious Trojan Horse, Brannon Howse, p. 146)

Joyner calls for a Great Christian Civil War to drive out authentic Christians (John 15:19) because they are too “rigid in doctrinal emphasis.” (ibid, p. 147)

Church growth guru and NAR leader C. Peter Wagner agrees.  Wagner, yet another “enlightened element,” claims that NAR is “changing the shape of Protestant Christianity around the world” and he and his fellow ‘over-shadowed’ travelers expect opposition from Bible-believing Christians:

We are well into the early adoption phase of the New Apostolic Reformation, when we can expect fairly strong objections from traditionalists who are threatened by change.” (ibid, p. 144)

An ancient Chaldean occult doctrine, evolutionary transformism (change processes) is the strange fire produced by astrological elemental spirits in fascinated minds within and without the Christian Church.  In the impeccably researched “Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications,”  Robert A. Herrmann, Ph.D. has traced the evolutionary science so very prevalent today together with the concept of the Masters back to 1750 and the Spanish-French occultist, Martine’s de Pasqually (1715?-1779).  The term Secret Chiefs however, was introduced by Baron Hund (1772-1776) for his Strikt Observanz Masonic System (Luciferian religion). 

Herrmann writes that the idea that man is god is grounded in evolutionary transformism, the seething energy of Lucifer that fuels and drives change processes,

“….where an individual spiritually evolves into higher and more meaningful forms until one actually becomes totally a spirit being on various evolutionary levels.  Further, Pasqually apparently introduced the human biological concept prior to Darwin’s expanding it to other biological entities.”  (ibid, Herrmann)

Similarly, it will be by way of an evolutionary “change” process that the chosen one will be transformed into the Antichrist. 

The brilliant Russian philosopher, theologian, and visionary, Vladimir Soloviev (1850-1900) foresaw the stunning events we are witnessing today — the wholesale rejection of the God of Revelation tied to the fall of Westerners into idolatry and paganism influenced and directed by a demonic outpouring effecting a transformation of consciousness issuing into a unified religion of Lucifer and the appearance of the Antichrist.

In the "A Short Tale of the Antichrist"  Soloviev writes that prior to his transformation, the proud super- man is outwardly just, but within full of pride.  He is morally reprehensible:

".... He believes in God but loves nobody but himself. His relationship with Christ was quickly 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!" (The Wrath of God: The Days of Antichrist, Livio Fanzaga, pp. 39-40)

As the super-mans' change-process and/or initiation (spiritual fall) progresses, instead of the former cold rational respect for Jesus Christ:

"...there was born and grew in his heart, first, a kind of terror, and then a burning, choking and corroding envy and furious breath-taking hatred." Devoured with envy of Jesus Christ he cries out "He rotted in the tomb, rotted like the lowest..." (ibid, pp. 40-41)

This is the moment the Evil One has been waiting for.  He openly approaches the proud super-man and possesses him:

"He saw those piercing eyes and heard...a strange voice, toneless...stifled, and yet clear, metallic and absolutely soulless as though coming from a phonograph." Satan pours out his spirit, saying, "I ask nothing of you, and I will help you for your own sake...Receive my spirit...it gives birth to you in power. At these words...the superman's lips opened of themselves, two piercing eyes came quite close to his face, and he felt a sharp, frozen stream enter into him and fill his whole being. And at the same time he was conscious of a wonderful strength, energy, lightness and rapture." (p. 43)

The Christian Church: Undergoing an Evolutionary Change into Apostasy Process

New Age leader David Spangler identifies evolution as the power of the angel Lucifer, thus when Djwhal Khul revealed that the fallen angel calling itself Master Jesus is assuming control of the Christian Church, he inadvertently affirmed Spangler's claim.  In other words, Satan is the spirit of the evolutionary “change” into  apostasy process that allows Master Jesus to take control of the Christian Church, and this is why Djwhal Khul, speaking through Bailey, spoke of the day when,

"Christianity will be in a state of chaotic division and upheavals. When this takes place . . ., the Master Jesus will take certain initial steps towards reassuming control of His Church… "(ibid, p. 573).

Khul appears to be describing our age, an age marked by confusion, collapsing foundations and a Christian Church fractured, divided against itself and increasingly in defiance of the Holy Trinity--- a change process collapsing into nihilistic moral relativism, accommodation to the world system, heresy, open apostasy and demonic subjection.  This 'change' into apostasy process is backed by a vast and growing network of powerful transnational New Age agencies espousing syncretic neo-Gnostic interfaith/inter-spirituality and kingdom of “God” on earth conceptions.  (1 Tim. 4:1) 

The Global Occult Elite

The global ‘elite’ community consists of prime ministers, secretaries of treasury, secretaries of state, philanthropists and global business leaders whose NWO vision calls for the convergence, on a global basis, of religion, multinational corporations, foundations and the political and sociological instruments that would form a one-world government designed to bring about a New World Order. ("Hope of the Wicked: the Master Plan to Rule the World,"  Ted Flynn)

In the painstakingly researched "False Dawn: the United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion" Lee Penn calls our attention to the United Religions Initiative. The URI is the leading edge of the rising global religion of Lucifer. The URI is to a significant extent animated by New Age Luciferian-spirituality. Penn notes that evolution is absolutely central to New Age theology which is a syncretistic stew of Liberal (pantheist) Christianity, Luciferian Theosophy and Masonry, Spiritism, the Ancient Mysteries, Eastern Mysticism, Wicca, Goddess worship, and adulation of Lucifer.

The URI has attracted a disparate group of activists and powerful supporters. For example, the Dalai Lama, progressive churchmen from the People's Republic of China, pro-gay Episcopalians, radical Muslims, feminist witches, rich capitalist foundations, the Club of Rome, the Temple of Understanding and the Lucis Trust, formerly called Lucifer Publishing. Prominent supporters of the URI and globalism include occultist Robert Muller (former UN assistant secretary general and father of Common Core), Neale Donald Walsh, George Soros, Mikhail Gorbachev, Maurice Strong, Ted Turner, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. (pp.5,7, 23-26)

New Age spirituality relies heavily on the revelations of the Masters channeled through Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Muller, Marx Hubbard, and Neale Donald Walsh. Penn notes that all together they form a comprehensive anti-Gospel setting forth a progressive vision of spiritualized totalitarianism that includes: adulation of Lucifer as the light-bearer and giver of wisdom; man as god; death is not real; extreme population control including abortion, eugenics and euthanasia; hatred of faithful Christians and Jews; forecasting a pending 'selection' of mankind in which the occult progressives enter the New Age and reactionaries face extinction:

"For the New Age Apostles of "progressive" Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution." (ibid, p. 7)

 When a critical mass of humanity have succumbed to satanic subjection, infestation and possession, the Hierarchy of Masters will bring to an end,

“…the long silence which has persisted since Atlantean days," and "renew an ancient sharing of secrets." Thus "in the immediate future....Masters will walk openly among men...openly guiding and directing the affairs of humanity." (Djwhal Khul speaking through Alice Bailey, False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 262)

While denying Jesus Christ God incarnate,  the true source of Light and life because the Creator Who spoke all things into existence ex nihilo and made man in His spiritual image,  powers and principalities are succeeding with the methods of false light among the many travelers of the broad way toward the building of Lucifer's kingdom of “God” here on earth…a unified Global Church of the One God: Lucifer. ( http://one-faith-of-god.org/about.asp )

@Linda Kimball

The Demonic in Our Postmodern Fabricated Alternative Reality

The article, “Deep Divide of ‘Evil Genes" reports that evolutionary biologists at the University of Connecticut are analyzing Adam Lanza's DNA in the hope of determining if whether an evil gene caused him to go on a killing spree.   (Deep divide of 'evil genes, Julia Llewellyn Smith, Age of Technology, April 11, 2013)

So controversial is the idea that evil may be genetically caused that projects set up to investigate the issue have been shelved after public uproar:

"Scientists are haunted by the ghosts of the pseudoscientific eugenics movement, which held that mankind could be improved by breeding out the bad. Peaking in the early 20th century, its influence led to the sterilisation of mental patients and prisoners and, by extension, to Hitler's ''final solution'' of eliminating the ''Untermenschen." (ibid)

Like Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Saul Alinsky, one of the Left’s favorite thinkers, Hitler was a psychopath. Psychopaths are spiritually dead demonized human predators who wear a mask of sanity to disguise the fact that their conscience is demonically occluded and their lack of empathy and malignant narcissism permits them to negate reality and impose on their victims a false reality made up of distortions and fabrications.  They can imitate feelings but what drives them is a ravenous hunger for what they are after, which is making others suffer. Just as normal humans enjoy seeing other people happy and thriving, the psychopath enjoys the opposite.

Lack of empathy results in blindness to the humanity of their victims which in turn permits them to be sacrificed without remorse on the altar of narcissism, for with the negation of humanity intended victims are no longer human beings but objects to be used, abused, tormented and discarded at will.  This monstrous evil finds expression over and over in the writings of the sexual psychopath, the Marquis de Sade:

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

Though such individuals are not the actual devil they are of like mind with him and their mesmerizing powers of persuasion come from him, thus they seemingly possess a limitless supply of demonic energy, especially when engaged in imposing their will over the wills of others.  Since they desire power for the sake of power, their overriding passion is to utterly control and dominate the minds and wills of others which they poison by manipulating their perceptions.

In "Leftism as Psychopathy," John Ray, M.A., Ph.D., begins by pointing out 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 (narcissism) so secretly despises others and thinks they are fit only to be dominated and exploited by him and those like him; he is a great manipulator who loves getting others to do his bidding by deception or otherwise; he is the master of the lie and the false pretense but sees no reason to be consistent from occasion to occasion; he will say anything to gain momentary praise or admiration; his only really strongly felt emotions seem to be hate and contempt and he is particularly enraged by those who have what he wants and will be totally unscrupulous in trying to seize what others have for himself. But above all, the psychopath does not seem to be able to tell right from wrong and, as a result, does sometimes commit or connive at murders and other heinous crimes with what seems to be a clear conscience."

"That seems to me to constitute, by and large, a fairly comprehensive description of your average Left-wing intellectual -- particularly of the many intellectuals who did (and often still do) support in various ways the old Soviet system in Russia."

Moral imbecility is the inability to recognize right from wrong independent of passions (i.e., pride, jealousy, covetousness, lust, envy) and attendant impulses and compulsions.   To the degree by which the moral sense is corrupt, so is reason.   The greater the degree of corruption the more depraved is reason, meaning that moral imbecility can easily shade into diabolism, or psychopathy.

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

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

Psychopaths seem to have minds of metal and exist in a demonically twisted, upside-down atmosphere more bizarre than Bedlam as affirmed by the Communist magazine 'Iuni Kommunist' which characterizes their inverted atmosphere as a 'devilish antiworld,'

"...which externally is completely like ours (but wherein) man must reply with evil to every success in life." (Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 106)

 Then the article audaciously affirms the inverted exegesis of Satanism,

"Satan is not the foe of man. He is Life, Love, Light." (ibid)

The affirmation of Satan runs throughout the old Soviet and Nazi systems and in fact, the altar of Satan at Pergamum (Rev. 2:13) unites both.   After the altar had been excavated by German archaeologists and brought to Germany during Hitler's satanic reign, the Soviet army brought it to Moscow after the conquest of Germany.

On Jan. 27, 1948 the Svenska Dagbladet (Stockholm) reported that in 1924 the altar of Satan was used as a model for the mausoleum of the mass-murderer Lenin.   (Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, pp. 111-112)

While the demonized Hitler mentions in his poems that he goes sometimes "to the oak of Wotan to make a pact with dark forces," Kaganovitch, Stalin's brother-in-law and closest collaborator describes Stalin as no longer human:

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

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

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

Here Uspenski expresses the reality of ideas, which as they are of the unseen world, there are some that will forever mark and poison the spirit of man:

"There are ideas which touch the most intimate corners of our lives. Once these are touched, the marks remain forever....They will poison life." (ibid)

Today it is America that has passed into “a state of confusion and stupefaction” as it implodes under the powerfully destructive effects of widespread moral imbecility throughout the general population. Even more ominous, thousands of psychopaths exist at the highest most influential levels of American society.  Among prominent ones, John Ray lists Leftist intellectuals throughout academia, Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Obama.

If evolutionary biologists are correct in their assumptions, then moral imbeciles in general and psychopaths in particular are fully caused and determined by stupid genes and evil genes. But increasing numbers of anthropologists, scientific psychiatrists, and other professionals from the counseling and medical field are jettisoning as useless genetic-materialist explanations. These researchers take very seriously the fact that something frightening, hideous and unexplainable by modern Western science is going on here in America and throughout the West. In their search for answers a "new" consensus is emerging: men have souls and demons exist:

"...we need to understand a number of different concepts in order to comprehend the worldwide phenomenon of possession and exorcism. On the psychological level, we have come to know the notion underlying all possession, namely, that the body is a shell, inhabited by a soul, and that this shell may on occasion be surrendered to an intrusive alien entity.” (How about Demons? Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World, Felicitas Goodman, 1988)

"Dr. Frank Lake in a talk on the demonic recalled the occasion when Hans Rudi Weber was giving a talk on Christ's Victory over the Demonic Powers to this large gathering of psychiatrists and theologians. It was quite amusing to see how uncomfortable the theologians were at this strange exhibition of what I think they regarded as Medievalism from a distinguished member of their own theological group. It was as if they were apologizing to the scientific psychiatrists present that a theologian had returned to the era of demons and evil possession. By contrast the psychiatrists were in fact leaning forward eagerly recognizing that the collective demonic is something with which they are continually dealing. As they said afterwards, 'Why didn't some theologian tell us about this before? We know what he's talking about, we live with it'" (But Deliver us From Evil: An Introduction to the Demonic Dimension in Pastoral Care, John Richards, London, Dartman, Longman and Todd,1974)

"In later life, Jung admitted that he was open to the ideas that all these metapsychic phenomena could be explained better by the theory of spirits ....in the long run (he said) I have to admit that the spirit hypothesis yields better results in practice than any other." (The New Age Movement and the Biblical Worldview: Conflict and Dialogue, John P. Newport, Eerdmans, 1998)

Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987), a noted German theologian who counseled thousands of people suffering from demonic bondage in its various forms throughout the world argues that sin cuts a person off from God.  Sin opens the door to demonic oppression and possession seen in relation to psychological distortions having the following predominant characteristics:

1. Warped, distorted character; hard egoism, uncongenial dark nature

2. Extreme passions; abnormal sexuality, violent temper, belligerence, tendencies to addiction, meanness, kleptomania

3. Compulsive thoughts of suicide and murder; anxiety states

4. Demonic possession: confusion, delusion; destructive, murderous urges; fits of mania, tendency to violence, inhabitation by demons, conscious atheism, simulated piety, blasphemous thoughts, words and acts and bigoted attitude against Christ and God. (Occult ABC, Koch, pp. 266-282)

The Beatles were completely bigoted against Jesus Christ according to Derek Taylor, their own press agent:

"They're completely anti-Christ.  I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ they shock me." (Derek Taylor, Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 6, 1964)

In "Hostage to the Devil: the Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans," (1992) Malachi Martin presents five cases of possession which express important elements and basic attitudes that characterize psychopathy in particular and postmodern American society in general. In the possessed person, such as Hitler and the 'no longer human' Stalin, these elements and attitudes are pushed to a very narrow and frightening extreme.

Martin summarizes these elements and attitudes in the following points:

1. Moral imbecility: All sense suddenly seems like nonsense; nothing is ever right

2. Hopelessness confirmed as the only hope

3. Death, cruelty and contempt are normal

4. Moral relativism and/or postmodernism: the depraved insistence that there is no essential difference between good and evil; all 'truth' and 'moral' values are subject to one's personal preference

5. Empiricism: The supernatural and miraculous must be resolved in 'natural' or rational and empirically verifiable scientific explanations

6. Naturalism: There can be no relevance for the modern person in anything that cannot be rationally understood and no 'truth' important beyond what is this-worldly or natural.

7. Androgyny: There are multiple and ever-expanding 'genders' and expressions of 'love'

8. A fatal confusion between spirit (mind, will) and psyche (soul). Of this Martin said, "If everything (of) spirit can be made to seem a product merely of human psyche...then love can be made to seem only a chemical interaction, and love's paradigm is killed."

9. Confusion: One basic note of possession is confusion of the things of God with untruth, sex with gender, truth with lie, good with evil, supernatural with natural. Confusion is a prime weapon of evil said Martin.

In "Three Characteristics of the Diabolical, and how they are Manifest in the Modern World," Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington provides three more elements and attitudes characteristic of the demonic:

1. Love of Nudity - This is clearly manifest at several levels. First there is the widespread tendency of immodest dress...“fashions” (that) reveal more than is reasonable and generally have, as their intent to draw attention to aspects of the body that are private and reserved for sexual union in marriage. Too many in our culture see little problem parading about in various stages of undress, wearing clothing that are more intended to disclose and call attention to, than to conceal the private areas of the body. This love of disclosure and titillation is surely an aspect of the Evil One’s love of nudity, and he has surely spread his obsession to many in the modern West.

2. Pornography, though nothing new in this fallen world, has surely reached epidemic proportions via the Internet. Any psychotherapist, counselor or priest will tell you that addiction to pornography is a huge problem among people today. Pornographic sites on the Internet outpace all others tenfold. Multimillion Americans are viewing enormous amounts of pornography and the “industry” is growing exponentially. What was once hidden away in adult bookstores is now one click away on the Internet. And the thought that browsing habits are easily discoverable matters little to the addicts of this latest form of slavery. Many are on a steep slope downward into ever more deviant forms of porn. Many end up at illegal sites before they even know what has happened to them, and the FBI is knocking on their door. Satan’s love of nudity has possessed many!

3. The overall sexualization of culture also ties in to Satan’s love of nudity. We sexualize women to sell products. We even sexualize children. Our sitcoms chatter endlessly about sex in a very teenage and immature sort of way. We are, collectively, goofy and immature about sex, and our culture giggles like horny teenagers obsessed with something we don’t really understand. Yes, Satan loves nudity, and everything that goes with it.

In agreement with Koch and Malachi Martin that confusion is a prime weapon of evil, Msgr. Charles Pope adds:

"And then of course there is the utter confusion that celebrates homosexual activity. What Scripture calls gravely sinful, disordered, and contrary to nature (= παρ φύσιν para physin Rom 1:26) many in our culture now openly celebrate. And those afflicted as such, openly identify themselves with what tempts them. Rather than lament the difficulty and trial of such affliction and offer love, support and truth that they, may live celibately, (as all the unmarried are called to do), our sex saturated culture, blinded and darkened by its own wild lust, affirms and encourages them to indulge what can only bring further harm to them, and others, for it is of the darkness and contrary to nature. They have exchanged the truth of God for a lie… Romans 1:25”   (blog.adw.org, Apr. 8, 2013)

In case four, "Uncle Ponto and the Mushroom Souper" Martin provides us with an example of the hard egoism that is overtaking millions of Americans--- trendy liberalized Christian and secular alike--- without their realizing it and without those around them taking cognizance of it.  While we have been cast into confusion and paralyzed into a stupefied and fearful silence by the counter-intuitive, idiotic proclamations of the so-called scientifically enlightened community of Godless leftist psychopaths and their morally insane liberal lapdogs, an extreme individualism,

"...which exceeds by far the bounds of what used to be known as selfishness and egotism....has produced in thousands of people an aberrant and idiosyncratic behavior which is truly destructive." (p. 25)

These are the conditions of the upside-down, aberrant society in which we now live. From the highest, most powerful office of our land to our universities, liberalized seminaries and churches, Hollywood, 'news' media and mean streets these are the spiritually convoluted, pathologically sick conditions of the false reality in which we and our loved ones must now live, and to a far greater degree than most of us could have imagined fifteen or so years ago said Martin,

"...a favorable climate for the occurrence of demonic Possession has developed as the normal condition of our lives." (p. xi)

Twenty-one years have passed since Malachi Martin warned America of the demonic energy overspreading our society. Dr. Carl Raschke, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver and America's leading authority on America's spreading subcultures of darkness concurs with Martin's grave concerns.

In "Painted Black," he connects the pieces of a terrifying puzzle to reveal the chilling facts and cases behind an invisible wave of evil sweeping our nation. He points out that the hard egoism, decadence, pornography, drugs, heavy metal rock, mass murders, criminality, and 'new religions'  in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus manifesting itself in a will to do evil.

However, the demonic does not always manifest itself in a will to do evil:

"Many of today's young Satanists (are characterized) by a metaphysics of exhaustion and despair.  A culture of despair becomes ever easier pickings for the...child pornographers (and the) professional (satanic) terrorists themselves.  Satanism has already yielded a climate of fear in middle-class quarters where fear had never flourished before." (p. 406)

Tragically, our arrogant, spiritually blind Western science does the work of the devil by explaining Satanism away by reducing it to a manageable,

"….adolescent disturbance.  Such a posture hinges on the most incredible delusion that the symbol of the Devil does not at all mean what the symbol of the Devil has always meant." (Painted Black, p. 404)

Without realizing it, Americans are psychologically manipulated, deluded and disarmed by influential psychopaths, whose minds being in accord with the devil’s mind,

"....exploit good people by persuading them that it is wrong to call evil by its name." (Persuasive Wickedness & What We Must Say About It, James Hitchcock)

One of the real horrors of the fabricated alternative reality imposed on us is its positive declaration of a satanically twisted moral ethic which we commonly think of as political correctness with its two overriding absolutes, 'tolerance' and 'inclusion.'  Thus today the perverse claim of 'politically correct' moral imbeciles  and psychopaths to the moral high ground from where they audaciously point accusing fingers at the living triune God, Biblical ethics, pro-lifers, founding principles and traditions and the Americans who hold fast to them.

The Devil’s Greatest Achievement

Speaking of his demonic bondage Little Richard confessed,

"I was directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness... that a lot of people don’t believe exists. The power of the Devil.  Satan." (The Life and Times of Little Richard, Charles White, 1984, p. 206)

Ultimately, we wrestle not against weak, sinful men, be they ever so morally insane and diabolical, but against unseen power of a far more formidable order. (Ephesians 6:12)

In this light, one of the devil's greatest achievements in our age has been in how skillfully he has interwoven, enmeshed and divided us---one against the other--- in a vast and complex web, a subtly fabricated alternative reality where biological science and evolutionary thinking  have convinced the proudest---the most enlightened forward-thinkers---that all that exists is matter in motion, which means that the living God, immutable truth, moral absolutes, Original Sin, heaven, the devil and hell are absurd beliefs held by only the most backward, uneducated rubes.

@Linda Kimball 2013

 

The Postmodern 'New Church:' a trendy mausoleum for the children of unbelief

In his book, "The Truth War," John MacArthur writes that all 'true' truth, as opposed to man's rationalizations and feelings passed off as truth, begins with what is true about the living, supernatural God.  Truth is what His will approves, what His holiness entails, what His mind knows.  Truth then is determined and properly explained by the being of God, thus by extension,

"A biblical perspective of truth also necessarily entails the recognition that ultimate truth is an objective reality.  Truth exists outside of us and remains the same regardless of how we may perceive it.  Truth by definition is as fixed and constant as God is immutable." (MacArthur, p. xx)

God has revealed Himself and His truth with clarity.  Even apart from the explicit revelations of the Bible beginning with the Genesis account of creation, God has made sufficiently clear some of the principle elements of spiritual truth to all people through creation and conscience (Romans 1:19-20, 2:14-16) so as to leave the entire human race without excuse.(Roman's 1:20)

This being the case, all those who are condemned in the final judgment said MacArthur,

"...will be held responsible for rejecting whatever truth was available to them....a just and righteous God holds unbelievers and believers alike responsible for obedience to His revelation is irrefutable proof that He has made the truth sufficiently clear for us.  To claim that the Bible is not sufficiently clear is to assault God's own wisdom and integrity." (pp. xxi-xxii)

Yet today tens of thousands of people who call themselves Christians claim to follow Jesus but reject His truth, claiming instead that personal feelings and experience are more important then revealed truth.  These Christians are adherents of today's contemporary or postmodern 'new way of doing church.' 

in 'Postmodern Youth Ministry,' Tony Jones, a leading contemporary and/or emergent pastor says:

"Stop looking for some objective truth that is available when we delve into the text of the Bible." (Emerging Church/New Spirituality: Part 3 Postmodernism, ImmanuelCommunity.org.uk)

In agreement, Brian McLaren says:

"Arguments that pit absolutism versus relativism, and objectivism versus subjectivism, prove meaningless or absurd to Postmodern people." (ibid)

Postmodernism is a reaction against the 'modern' age of Enlightenment which began around the beginning of the 18th century and lasted until about 50 years ago.  The Enlightenment was a philosophical, intellectual and cultural revolution that elevated the mind of man--his reason, logic, and criticism over the mind of God together with superiority of empirical scientific thought  over doctrine and creeds, which were dismissed as blind faith and superstition.

Modernism represented the pursuit of absolutism (i.e. Darwin's absolute law of natural selection), the empirical method as the only reliable way to determine truth, and rationalism (mind of man over God).

The Modern mind dismissed the idea of the supernatural, miracles, and even man's soul and sought scientific and rationalistic explanations for everything.  According to John MacArthur:

"Those presuppositions gave birth to Darwinism, which in turn spawned a string of humanistic ideas and worldviews.  Most prominent among them were several atheistic, rationalistic, Utopian philosophies - including Marxism, fascism, socialism, communism and theological liberalism." (p. 9)

Overconfident rationalism, human conceit, arrogance, men usurping the throne of God---all of this characterized the Modern era which finally issued in organized hatred of God---a universal totalitarian atheism that unleashed catastrophic destruction and rivers of human blood during the 20th century.

As noted previously, postmodernism is a reaction against the modernist mindset characterized by arrogance, inflexibility, omniscient reason, the need to be right at any cost coupled with the burning desire to be in control which brought the world to the brink of disaster.  Postmodernism therefore reflects a loss of confidence in the power of human reason and scientific inquiry to understand the nature of true reality.  

With the rise of postmodernism our view of man, of what we can and cannot know, of reality and the world changed, said business management guru Peter Drucker in the introduction to his 1957 book ‘Landmarks of Tomorrow.’ At some unmarked point during the last twenty years we have moved out of the Modern Age,

" ....and into a new, as yet nameless era.  Our view of the world changed…. There is a new spiritual centre to human existence." (ibid, ImmanuelCommunity.org.uk)

With Pilate, postmodern thinkers derisively ask, "What is truth?" (John 18:37-38) and claim therefore that we can't be certain about anything, including God's self-revelation through the scriptures.  In his book, "A Heretic's Guide to Eternity," Spencer Burke, expresses this uncertainty:

"I’m not sure I believe in God exclusively as a person any more." (ibid)

Postmodern thinker Peter Drucker played a key role in the development of the contemporary 'new way of doing church' formulated by Bill Hybels, Rick Warren and countless other contempory 'new church' gurus and slavishly cloned by thousands upon thousands of infatuated pastors.   In "Peter Drucker's Mega-Church Legacy" Herescope (Discernment Research Group) reports:

"One perhaps unexpected example of Druckerism is the modern mega-church movement. He suggested to evangelical pastors that they create a more customer-friendly environment (hold back on the overt religious symbolism and provide plenty of facilities). Bill Hybels, the pastor of the 17,000-strong Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, has a quotation from Mr Drucker hanging outside his office: 'What is our business? Who is our customer? What does the customer consider value?'" ("Trusting the teacher in the grey-flannel suit" The Economist, Nov 17th 2005, Herescope, November 18, 2005)

The Drucker-style contemporary church model de-emphasizes immutable truth, moral absolutes, Original Sin, hell, confession, repentance, vertical spiritual growth, apologetics, and traditional hymns and proposes instead a horizontal approach tailored for unbelievers and their felt-needs rather than for the spiritually-mature.   This way of thinking is in keeping with the belief of the postmodern Church that theology must be constructed from human experience, needs, desires, and passions and not from divine revelation.  For postmodern pastors there is no supernatural authority that determines truth, moral absolutes, the shape of theological vision, or doctrine.  They hold in contempt statements of faith, appeals to transcendent Authority, definition, rules and doctrinal boundaries and reject any concept of certain, objective, and universal knowledge as well as all who profess them.  These people, the most spiritually mature, are most generally disparaged, marginalized and ridiculed as 'traditionalists.'

In this light it makes sense that Hybels solution was to poll unbelievers and tailor Sunday morning service to their expressed needs. What unbelievers want is to feel unthreatened as well as entertained in a creative, humorous, culturally relevant atmosphere,

" ... a place designed for [the unbeliever]. We have put a lot of time and thought into what non-churched people want from a Sunday morning service. And we have concluded that they basically want four things: (1) anonymity; (2) truth presented at an introductory level; (3) time to 'make a decision'; and (4) excellence in programming, creativity, humor, contemporary [worship], relevancy, etc." ( Hybels' 1990 message: "Who We Are at Willow Creek.")

Thousands of postmodern people attend Willow Creek's "seeker sensitive services" where they can dress down and dine on earthly bread without guilt or shame. There is no room for heavenly bread in Willow Creek-- no uncomfortable sermons against sin, nothing about judgment, and no call for repentance.

Instead 'worshippers' are lavishly entertained by a 20-piece "Christian" rock band with laser lights and an elaborate sound system, energizing pop-rock singers, multi-media displays, plays, stories and thin gruel punctuated by jokes geared to those who are investigating Christianity. To further entice the seeker-sensitive crowd there are darts, basketball, and coloring for the youngsters, a massive food court and a fully-out-fitted exercise gym. (Bill Hybels, Biblical Discernment Ministries)

As is the case with all postmodern 'new church' formulas, the Hybels model weaves the reigning secular system of the world with the sacred, the dark with light, thereby compromising the Revealed Word and rejecting the proposition that truth "by definition is as fixed and constant as God is immutable." (MacArthur, p. xx)

As its focus is on supplying unbelievers with earthly bread, there is no heavenly bread, hence no possibility of renewing the spirit of the mind (Ephesians 4:23-24):

"The spirit is the human spirit, having its seat in and directing the mind...The renewal takes place, not in the mind, but in the spirit of it. "The change is not in mind psychologically, either in its essence or in its operation; and neither is it in the mind as if it were a superficial change of opinion either on points of doctrine or practice: but it is in the spirit of the mind; in that which gives mind both its bent and its materials of thought. It is not simply in the spirit as if it lay there in dim and mystic quietude; but it is in the spirit of the mind; in the power which, when changed itself, radically alters the entire sphere and business of the inner mechanism" (Vincent's Word Studies).

The spirit of the mind that has not been renewed walks according,

"...to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief." Ephesians 2:2

In the final analysis, the postmodern church is not a place of life but of death.  It is a trendy, culturally relevant mausoleum for the children of unbelief.

@Linda Kimball

Dying Seminaries, Dying Churches: the Rotten Fruit of Accommodation

In "The Bible vs. Heart," Dennis Prager writes that there is nothing -- not any religious or secular body of work -- that comes close to the Bible in forming the moral bases of Western civilization and therefore of nearly all moral progress in the world, and without the Bible,

"....there would not have been Western civilization, or Western science, or Western human rights, or the abolitionist movement, or the United States of America, the freest, most prosperous, most opportunity-giving society ever formed." (Townhall.com, Apr 02,  2013)

But America and the West are no longer Christian but secular (atheist) and 'feelings' have usurped the Bible.  Prager comments:

"We live in the Age of Feelings, and an entire generation of Americans has been raised to consult their heart to determine right and wrong." (ibid)

Where practical atheism and 'feelings' rule there is no God of Revelation, no transcendent Moral Law, no sin, no unchanging truth, no abiding principles and no need for salvation.  Instead, haughty self-indulgent 'feelings' 'dreams' 'wishes' 'desires' 'passions' 'intellectual pride' and 'transgression' enforced by the rebellious will reign.  But "the will" said Dostoevsky with his acute insight, "is the closest to nothing; the most assertive are closest to the most nihilistic."

The self-indulgent person, whether he calls himself Christian or not, is a rebel.  While sex, drugs, rock and roll, contempt, obscenity, seething hatred, decadence and flouting of authority and tradition characterize America's cult of nihilism,  the most common mark said Francis Schaeffer, are worn-out blue jeans.  As far back as 1960, certain Christian colleges were churning out Christian rebels,

"They knew they were, for they wore the rebel's mark---the worn-out blue jeans.  But they did not seem to notice that the blue jeans (were) the mark of accommodation---that indeed, everyone was in blue jeans"...It is so easy to be a Christian radical in the wearing of blue jeans, "when it fits in with the general climate of wearing blue jeans." (The Great Evangelical Disaster, Schaeffer, p. 98-99)

What they were saying, said Schaeffer, is "We are the 'new evangelicals,' the 'open evangelicals' who have,

"...nothing to say which stands in clear confrontation and antithesis to the surrounding culture.'    

Raggedy t-shirt, blue-jean wearing new evangelical pastor dresses down to be cool, said Dr. Randy White:

" As long as you do that, all will be well.  It helps if you’ll fancy up your hair, spending more on it than a lot of women. If you don’t have hair, shave the head and grow a goatee. These are the secrets to success. Then wear some tight- fitting designer jeans and excessively expensive hip shoes-- if you wear shoes at all.......Most of the clothing men wear in the modern pulpit today would not fit the dress code of the school classroom, the bank, the retailer, or even the local Chic-fil-a.  Pastors, it’s time to put on your big-boy pants, and get to work."  (The Modern Pastor, Dr. Randy White, worldview weekend, March 28, 2013)

Christianity has been plagued by accommodation time and again through the centuries, and in particular in the 19th and 20th centuries.    At the turn of the century Dr. Harold J. Ockenga wrote about the liberalism to which the contemporary church has been and continues accommodating itself:

"Destructive higher criticism of the Bible became the dominant approach among theologians at the close of the nineteenth century and during the early twentieth century.  When joined with naturalistic evolution, it produced liberalism...(liberalism) accommodated Christianity to modern scientific naturalism..." (Schaeffer, p. 99)

In 1907 Pope Pius X noted with alarm that liberalism was taking hold of the contemporary mind, and in that way taking possession of Western civilization, including Catholic laity and priests.   The Pope defined liberalism as "Modernism" and in 1907 declared it a synthesis of all heresy's together with its' primary doctrine evolution in the encyclical called Pascendi Dominici Gregis.

Today, not only has the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant and much of the Evangelical church accommodated itself to evolution, which necessitates the reduction of the Genesis account to poetic language or myth thereby compromising the whole Bible, but  as eminent Catholic theologian Malachi Martin observed, the accommodation of Roman Catholicism to Modernist heresy has significantly diminished belief among Christian churchman as a whole, including prominently:

"...the Roman Catholic hierarchy and clergy (who have) relegated the very existence of Satan to the same fate as basic Roman Catholic and Christian teaching..." (Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans, Martin, p. xv)

And it is killing Protestant seminaries:

"America’s mainline Protestant seminaries are in crisis, but so far they seem to be spending more energy dodging tough choices than preparing for the future. A recent article at Inside Higher Ed describes the enrollment collapse at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Luther is one of the most important Lutheran seminaries in the country, but its status wasn’t enough to insulate it from the forces upending seminaries everywhere. Enrollment fell off sharply, and the institution ”was running multimillion-dollar deficits, spending down its endowment and relying on loans.” (Are Seminaries Putting their Blue Days Behind Them? Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest, Apr. 2013)

Dr. Peter Jones, author of "Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America" connects modernism (liberalism) to ancient devilish Gnosticism, saying they are kindred-spirits. He points to  Liberalism as the carrier of the occult spiritual virus (satanic revolt) into the Body of the Church where it acts to divide Christians against each other.

As the spirit of rebellion sweeps through the Evangelical church it divides Christians into two opposing camps, with traditionalists in one corner and accommodationists in the other .  Citing "Evangelicals Divided," in the April edition of First Things, Janice Crouse writes:

"First Things warns, "If evangelical theology...does not exercise the kind of intellectual humility required by Traditionalism, it will not survive...it will risk disintegrating into ever more subjectivist and individualistic sects, many of them neither evangelical nor orthodox." (Beware: Hell Exists, There's No Christianity without Sin, Death, and the Resurrection, Washington Times)

"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall."   Proverbs 16:18

Pride, ignorance, unfettered feelings, and weakness lend themselves to accommodation.  Accommodation leads first to irrelevance and then to death.  Throughout the West and America dying seminaries and dying churches point first of all to the rotten fruit of accommodation, and second, to the loss of faith in the living God and Christian Truth that  sustains our souls and culture.   As a consequence said Schaeffer,

"We are not only losing the church, but our entire culture as well.  We live in the post-Christian world which is under the judgment of God." (p. 90)

@Linda Kimball

 

 

 

Devilish Occult Spirituality: the West's New Religious Synthesis

Over the past three hundred years the Western Judeo-Christian tradition grounded in the Revelation of God has been incrementally eclipsed by an ancient way of viewing spirituality that has been artfully revamped and revised for modern Western consumption. 

In "The Making of the New Spirituality," James Herrick masterfully demonstrates how each major tenet of the Western Judeo-Christian tradition, which he calls the Revealed Word,  has been radically reinvented and disseminated by apostate theologians, new religious cults, through books, speeches, magazines, popular TV programs, plays, radio interviews, music, and websites.   

With regard to the Revealed Word, Herrick lists seven major tenets:

1. The supernatural authority of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures: Beginning with the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, the Bible is taken to be divinely delivered, thus uniquely authoritative as a source of  ultimate truth.

2. A personal, creating and wholly other God: God is all-knowing, all-powerful, present everywhere and possesses traits of personality---thoughts, motives, and the capacity to form relationships.  He created the physical and spiritual worlds ex nihilo, or out of nothing.  Moreover He is neither contained in nor equivalent with the created order, meaning that man does not have a share of God's substance.

3. God's creation of the human race: The Revealed Word teaches that the human race is a special creation of God, the only part of the creation to bear His spiritual image (mind/spirit).  Man then is not a product of strictly natural processes.

4. An intervening God: The Revealed Word affirms that God's activity includes involvement in the lives of individual human beings.  On occasion God's  personal involvement is in the form of communication and at other times He miraculously alters the ordinary course of cause and effect.  Though He invites address and petition through prayer He is not at the command of human beings.

5. Humankind's Fall:  The human race fell into sin at the beginning of its existence as a consequence of their refusal to accept divinely mandated limitations on their activities. The Fall carried with it various catastrophic consequences including spiritual confusion, a state of spiritual separation from God and the inevitability of death.

6. Jesus Christ is God Incarnate: Jesus Christ uniquely manifested God in human form.  Jesus is a revelation of God's nature in person and the only human being to ever fully express the divine nature.  His death and resurrection are uniquely redemptive of fallen humanity.  These events are the sole provision by the living God for the salvation of the human race.  There is no other way but His offer of salvation.

7. Human destiny and divine judgment: The Revealed Word insists that the eternal destiny of the human race is to be determined only by God.  Neither the present earth nor the human race exists indefinitely.  Human beings live but one life.  They do not spiritually evolve or reincarnate.    A final judgment of the human race will occur, and each individual human being will be held accountable for the life lived.  

 Herrick calls the new spirituality "the New Religious Synthesis" and lists seven of its major components:

1. History is not important: As evolution is a primary doctrine of the new spirituality, and evolution implies continuous change, then history as a record of events in space and time is as  useless and absurd as are unchanging higher truths and moral absolutes.

2. The dominance of reason:  Reason---also mind, consciousness, intellect, awareness, divine spark,  pattern, or imagination---is the divine essence in humans.  It is virtually unlimited in its potential development through scientific study, evolution, and mystical experiences.  The divine essence is the gateway to human apprehension of spiritual insights such as 'oneness' and 'interconnectedness' coming to those with the most highly evolved consciousness:

"Perhaps the most vital function of psychedelic drugs and plants is their ability to reliably produce spiritual or mystical experiences. These transpersonal experiences of “oneness,” or inseparability, often result in an increased sense of ecological awareness, a greater sense of interconnection, a transcendence of the fear of death, a sense of the sacred or divine, a desire to help humanity, and an identification with something much larger than one’s body or personal life."  (Psychedelic Drug Research Heralds the Future Science of Divinity, David Jay Brown, Santa Cruz Patch, June 2012)

3. The spiritualization of science: The tool employed by divine reason to acquire new spiritual truths

4. The animation of nature: Nature (matter) is infused with and animated by divine spirit, the Force, Zoe, consciousness or life force

5. Hidden knowledge (gnosis) and spiritual progress: Gnosis is the key to spiritual insight and human progress and is the preserve of some scientists, mediums and a new class of Western shamans.  Such knowledge comes by means of science and spiritual technologies that lead to direct communication with the Ultimate Source (nonliving monistic One Substance, Chaos, Divine Abyss, Primordial Matter).    Emptying the mind and disconnecting from reality are the goals of spiritual technologies:

".....spiritual power and a vibrant connection with the universe (is attained by) emptying the mind, leaving reality and getting “high” within. Meditation (sometimes facilitated by, in a Woodstock way, listening to rock music, experimenting with sex, and smoking pot or popping hallucinatory drugs—you know, a little help from “my friends”) often induced what can be called “altered state[s] of consciousness...."    "Ecstasy can be deliberately induced using religious or creative activities, meditation, music, dancing, breathing exercises, physical exercise, sex or consumption of psychotropic drugs.” (Altered States: A Different Gate, Sarah Leslie and Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Herescope, April 2011)

Former guru Rabindranath R. Maharaj, now a committed follower of Jesus Christ, describes his former transcendental meditation ritual and its' terrifying consequences:

"Nothing was more important than our daily transcendental meditation, the heart of Yoga, which Krishna advocated as the surest way to eternal Bliss.  But it could also be dangerous.  Frightening psychic experiences awaited the...meditator, similar to a bad trip on drugs.  Demons described in the Vedas had been known to take possession of some Yogis.  Kundalini power, said to be coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, could produce ecstatic experiences when released in deep meditation — or...it could do great mental and bodily harm.  The line between ecstasy and horror was very fine...During daily meditation I began to have visions of psychedelic colors, to hear  unearthly music, and to visit exotic planets where the gods conversed with me, encouraging me to attain even higher states of consciousness.   Sometimes in my trance I encountered the same horrible demonic creatures...depicted by the images in Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, and other religious temples.  It was a frightful experience, but the Brahmacharya explained that it was normal and urged me to pursue the quest for Self Realization.   At times I experienced a sense of mystical unity with the universe.  I was the universe, Lord of all, omnipotent, omnipresent.  My instructors were excited at this.  I was obviously a chosen vessel, destined for early success in the search for union with Brahman.  The Forces that had guided my father were now guiding me."  (Death of a Guru, Rabindranath R. Maharaj, pp. 56-57)

6. Spiritual evolution: Spiritual evolution is not simply change but advancement that occurs incrementally over time as the initiate achieves greater and greater interconnectedness with the Ultimate Source.  The eventual result of this process will supposedly be human divinity.

7. Religious pluralism as rooted in mystical experiences of the Ultimate Source: Experiences of interconnectedness or oneness  provide a basis for religious pluralism:

"Bishop William Swing, of the Episcopal Church's Diocese of California, thinks he is  building a religious bridge to the new millennium, and he wants everybody on Earth to  cross it with him. His United Religions Initiative (URI) is trying to create a United  Religions, a world parliament of religions, "a permanent assembly, with the stature  and visibility of the United Nations, where the world's religions and spiritual  communities will gather on a daily basis, in prayerful dialogue and cooperative action, to  make peace among religions and to be a force for peace among nations, to address urgent  human need and to heal the earth."  (The United Religions Initiative---Foundation for a World Religion, Lee Penn)

 According to Swing's experience of oneness:

"Religion is concerned with the relationship of human beings with their spiritual  Origin. We believe in the universality and eternity of the Spirit. We believe that all  religions derive their wisdom from that ultimate Source. Therefore, the world's faith  traditions share in common wisdom, which can be obscured by differences in religious  concepts and practices. ... The United Religions promotes dialogue. A theology of  acceptance will help the world's people explore common ground. Our awareness of unity  within religious diversity promotes ever-increasing kinship." (ibid)

So stunning has been the transformation of Western consciousness under the shaping influence of the New Religious Synthesis that it has now supplanted the Revealed Word as the religious foundation of a large and growing number of Westerners and Americans.  James Herrick comments:

"For many Westerners, the long-prophesied new spiritual age certainly has arrived.  The Revealed Word and its busy, personal God have faded into our collective spiritual memory, and bright new spiritual commitments encourage fresh religious thought."  (Herrick, p. 16)

The Big Lie

The devil's powerfully seductive Big Lie  underlies the New Religious Synthesis.   This thought is expressed openly in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and  Dr. Beverly Galyean, leading exponent of occult spiritual New Age confluent education:

"The Buddhists and the Jains do not depend on God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion: to evolve a God out of man."  (Inspired Talks, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center, 1958, p. 218)

"Once we begin to see that we are all God, that we have the attributes of God, then, I think the whole purpose of human life is to reown the Godlikeness within us...So my whole view is very much based on that idea."   (Galyean quoted by Francis Adeney, Educators Look East, Radix 12, No. 3, Nov-Dec. 1980, p. 21)

Unmasked, the New Religious Synthesis reveals itself as mystical pantheism, or devilish occult spirituality, which always surfaces at the end of a civilization.  It heralded the end of Babylon, Rome and the Aztec civilization.  It came at the end of the medieval world and now it has come at the end of  the post-Christian West,  a social order that is turning its back on the living God of Revelation in preference to the lies of the devil and his minions.

Dr. Carl Raschke, author of "Painted Black,"  notes with alarm America's downward spiral into the madness of occult spirituality.  He points out that the decadence, moral relativism, drugs, obsession with death, pornography, mass murders, criminality, the  'new religions,' and Satanism in American culture have certain social and spiritual ties that bind them together, revealing that they are part of a similar spiritual genus.   The upsurge of Satanist practices, said Raschke,
 

"....must be interpreted not as some kind of odd wrinkle...but as a culminating phase of the "New Age" movement...The Satanist mindset is not "religion" in the regular sense of the word, but a mystification of the most corrupt secular passions and values...Satanism is but the spiritual Frankenstein created by a social order that has attempted to sustain itself without God."  (Satanism and Witchcraft: The Occult and the West — Part 6, Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon)

@Linda Kimball

The Georgia Guidestones: America's Coming Holocaust

"[T]here is a plan for world government that is in place and eating like a metastasized cancer into every nation, free and bound, in the world. Under the banner of saving the planet we are drowning liberty." (Agenda 21: How the U.N. Reaches into Your Home Town, Lee Duigon, chalcedon.edu)

The reason for the paucity of news reporting on Agenda 21 said Duigon, is because it has been deliberately designed and executed to operate out of the limelight.:

"It has not been debated in the U. S. Senate. It has not come up in presidential debates. It requires no active participation of the national government. And it is cloaked in euphemisms, most notably "smart growth," "sustainability," and, of course, 'green.' Whenever you hear any of those terms used by a public official, be suspicious. Agenda 21 is lurking in the background." (ibid)

The religious creed of Agenda 21 is secular pantheist. Its' logo is "the interlocking circles of Ecology, Economy, and Social Equity.

Its' 'new' 10 commandments are literally chiseled into the towering stone slabs of the Georgia Guidestones.

Sometimes known as Americas' Stonehenge, the Guidestones consist of six granite slabs weighing 237,746 pounds in all. One slab stands in the center with four arranged around it. A message conveying a set of ten guidelines or commandments is inscribed on the structure in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient languages' scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The human-hating pantheist nature of the Guidestones is revealed in the first commandment which requires the continuous sacrifice of human life for the good of nature while the tenth reaffirms this requirement:

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature

10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature

In other words, the great enemy of Gaia (mother earth) and the collectivized human organism is the individual man, said the powerfully influential New Age transhumanist/pantheist organization Club of Rome:

"The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fill the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself." (http://www.clubofrome.org/ ; green-agenda.com)

The Club of Rome was founded in 1968 at David Rockefeller’s estate in Bellagio, Italy. It consists of current and former Heads of State, UN beaureacrats, high-level politicians and government officials, kings and queens, diplomats, scientists, theologians, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. A short list includes:

David Rockefeller, the Dalai Lama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sir Crispin Tickle, Javier Solana, Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, George Soros, Tony Blair, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, Henry Kissinger, Marianne Williams, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jane Goodal, Vicente Fox, Prince Philippe of Belgium, and Hans Kung.

Club of Rome (CoR) has spawned thousands of interlocking networks of global organizations such as the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality (WCGCS).

Whereas reports produced by CoR are framed in secular terms like sustainable world order, global union, united earth community, global society, interdependence, sustainable development, masterplan, and blueprint, reports produced by WCGCS speak in openly mystical pantheist terms such as Teilhard's noosphere, global consciousness, earth consciousness, wisdom, the global mind, the Gaia mind, global ethics, planetization, conscious evolution, the great awakening, the great transition and the great shift.

For example, Princeton University’s Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort:

"...involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement." http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

The GCP was conceived at Esalen, a famous New Age commune in connection with the founders of the GaiaMind Project and describes itself as dedicated to exploring the idea that the evolved human organism is Earth finally becoming aware of itself:

"...the next step in the evolution of consciousness would seem to be our collective recognition that through our technological and spiritual interconnectedness we represent the Earth growing an organ of self-reflexive consciousness....we believe that the Earth is alive, and we are part of it (and) we affirm the Great Spirit of Oneness found at the heart of all the worlds great spiritual traditions." ( http://www.gaiamind.org/ )

Since its inauguration in 1988 the WCGCS has formed powerful interlocking circles, partnerships and collaborations in the interest of pantheist planetary transformation. Toward this end WCGSC has identified a number of pressing priorities and created 17 global councils to address them. http://globalspirit.org/councils.html

Interconnected consciousness, the great awakening, the great transition and the great shift are other ways of saying 'noosphere.' According to the pantheist heretic Teilhard, noosphere refers to the evolution of human thought which heralds the emergence of 'cosmogenesis-God'' or Omega Point.

Teilhard is almost without question the father of the New Age planetary 'environmental' movement now taking the West and America by storm. He formulated the dominant conceptual framework for a planetary religion (pantheist monism) and spiritually totalitarian global order. Describing himself as a mystic and an evolutionary scientist, Teilhard taught that the spiritual, religious and political unification of the earth was the next great evolutionary leap to come and that this totalist fusion (spiritual communism or communitarianism) was as necessary for the survival of mankind as is the fusion of polar opposites (i.e., good with evil, male with female)

While all of these strange terms and 'isms' seem simply bizarre and irrelevant to most people, the occult pantheist New Age movement is front and center internationally, said Dr. Diane Irving, Professor of the History of Philosophy, and of Medical Ethics. In "Foundations of Transhumanism and Futurism," Irving connects the dots between the well-funded and politically powerful New Age pantheism/transhumanism and much of the controversial medical, "... and scientific genetic engineering and nanotechnology research being performed today -- not to mention their intrusion into economics, art, politics, etc..."

Nor do people usually see,

"....how these "isms", so currently active, actually go back many millennia in history, long before the first Pre-Socratic philosophers or the post-Christian Gnostic cults (all of whom were also deeply influenced by them), grounded ultimately in ancient Gnostic cosmogonies and dogmas of various sorts that date from 5000 B.C. at least -- all obviously forms of paganism and pantheism, with obvious negative consequences to Christian and other "theologies" and "philosophies". Most of what Gnosticism would condone and promote would seriously contradict Christian teachings and Western principles." (Dr. Irving, lifeissues.net, September 28, 2012)

In this light we can see that underlying the totalitarian goal of the New Age environmental movement are "ancient Gnostic cosmogonies" requiring the loss of distinctions between male and female, good and evil, truth and lie, man and all other lifeforms, and ultimately between man and God. And since Earth is the goddess Gaia, then private property, use of fossil fuels, and business practices in general are strictly forbidden because everything seen and unseen is "interconnected," meaning that everything is God.

Thousands of individuals, local groups and planetary organizations around the world are all working toward the realization of this "interconnectedness" through the establishment of a one world government:

"Many of these networks expect the United Nations one day to function as the "central nervous system" in the new world order. This new planetary consciousness is shared by many leaders [such as] Robert Muller, Secretary of
the U.N. Economic and Social Council
..." ( "Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust" Dave Hunt, 1983, pp. 62-63)

Already the mystical pantheist policies of Agenda 21 are woven into,

".... all of the General Plans of the cities and counties in the United States ... for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision-making in the hands of private property owners.... Its aim is to micromanage the "redevelopment" of towns and cities into forms more agreeable to U. N. masterminds-high-density housing, bicycles instead of cars, reduced living space, restrictions on the use of electricity, public "hearings" and meetings carefully orchestrated in advance to manufacture "consensus" and deter dissent (ibid, Duigon).

In conclusion, the New Age movement is not "new," but ancient. Nor is it scientific. It is rather the culmination of pantheist mysticism and cosmic evolutionism throughout history. It is monistic, meaning that the divinized cosmos is all there is. It speaks in both secular and religious language to transform men's consciousness and put them in touch with their Higher Selves. It erases all boundaries, limitations and distinctions. It believes in the eternal existence of matter, reincarnation and in guidance by Transcended Masters, Spirits and forces. It promotes self-centeredness because it believes man's 'self' is the seat of the Higher Self, or divinity of the cosmos. It is supremely confident about man's next great evolutionary leap towards "oneness" and a one-world totalist order. It has no concept of truth and lie, good or evil, male or female because everything is "one."   It heralds a coming 'selection process' wherein the most highly evolved enter the New Age while for the millions of "unfit" there will be extermination.   And why not liquidate them if reincarnation and karma are true?

And finally, it hates faithful Christians and Jews and especially the sovereign, personal, transcendent God. For God's people there will be yet another Final Solution.

@Linda Kimball