Gnostic Chiliastic Evolution: Satan's Alternative Plan of Salvation

“…so far as human wisdom and resources are concerned, the salvation of sinners is as impossible as raising the dead.  Every conceivable method of expiation and purification has been tried without success.”   Charles Hodge

In the hearts of all humans, bar none, is the possibility of evil, thus sin, said GK Chesterton, is as obvious as potatoes.  This being the case it is completely irrational for the unrepentant to think they can purify themselves and others when it is their evil conscience and will turned toward wickedness---aspects of their souls--- that need cleansing.  And it is because man is evil and depraved, that the 20th century’s purification movements-- Marxist Communism and Nazi Socialism---purified the human gene pool by murdering in excess of 160,000,000 men, women and children of which in Russia, approximately half were Christians.  According to Srdja Trifkovic, persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism, and mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Communist Bolshevism,

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

In his analysis of Marxist Communism, early conservative intellectual Frank Meyer describes it as the state form taken by a materialist pagan,  

"...faith determined to rule the world"   Communism is the "final synthesis of all heretical tendencies that have pervaded Western civilization for many centuries."  (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, pp. 251-252)

Communism is a godless, philosophically pagan form of heretical Jewish elements and heretical Protestant liberalism's upside-down, anti-creation account grounded in a chiliastic-evolutionary, apocalyptic proclamation of a coming new order based in belief in the inevitability of evolutionary progress from molecule to sea-weed, reptile, ape, hominid, and finally god-man and in the perfectibility of this fallen world. (1)

Chiliasm in Greek means 'thousand years' and is primarily a godless version of the millennial belief expressed in some Christian denominations that there will be a paradise on earth where Christ will reign for a thousand years prior to the final judgment and future eternal state. 

The contemporary chiliastic-evolutionary movement is Technocracy.  The world is being actively transformed by an amoral power elite and their minions according to a very narrow economical/political/social philosophy called Technocracy, and it is impacting every segment of society in every corner of the world:  

"Technocracy is being sponsored and orchestrated by a global elite led by David Rockefeller's and Zbigniew Brzezinski's Trilateral Commission...Originally started in the early 1930's, Technocracy is antithetical to every American institution that made us into the greatest nation on earth.  It eschews property rights, obsoletes capitalism, hates politicians and traditional structures, and promises a lofty utopian dream made possible only if engineers, scientists, and technicians are allowed to run society.  When Aldous Huxley penned Brave New World in 1932, he accurately foresaw this wrenching transformation of society and predicted that the end of it would be a scientific dictatorship unlike anything the world has ever seen." (Preface, Technocracy Rising, Patrick Wood) 

Huxley concluded that Technocracy produces scientific dictatorship designed to scientifically engineer, manipulate, dominate and control the world's wealth and resources and micro-manage every human being in every detail of his life.  Moreover, said Huxley, the scientific and evolutionary system itself would become a god that was worshipped and questioning any aspect of it, such as the validity of evolution as empirical science, or any decision or outcome would be tantamount to blasphemy.  

Like its' 20th century counterparts, Technocracy is the evolutionary chiliastic expression of a coming Golden Age that is the culminating hubris of Promethean god-men who having 'murdered' the Christian God mean to purify and remake man and creation.

 In "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," highly respected political philosopher Eric Voegelin (1901-85) identifies many modern Gnostic movements.  They range from Comte's positivism, to progressivism, Hegelianism, Masonry, Marxist Communism, Nazi Socialism, Schleiermacher's doctrine of faith, Protestant liberalism, and Luciferian Theosophy.  

In an upside-down exegesis typical of Gnosticism, Helena Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy, leading Masonic thinker, and important formulator of chiliastic evolution wrote in her book, "The Secret Doctrine" volume II, 

"...it is but natural...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind..."  (Theosophy University Press, 1888, p. 243, 513)

Chiliastic-evolutionary systems are modern forms of ancient and very "elitist" pre-Christian and Christian-era Gnosticism which assigns the Holy Triune God to hell and instead worships Lucifer.   Furthermore, it teaches that salvation is attained through the 'elitist' knowledge of Gnostic teachers such as gurus, god-men, certain scientists and Oprah Winfrey, a contemporary spiritual guide possessed of the knowledge of the Gnostic cosmogony. 

With Satan as the spiritual father of an army of unrepentant Gnostic pagans, it is no wonder that modern Gnostic systems have so far produced every dictatorial, genocidal utopian movement of the 20th century and underpin contemporary spiritually pagan, chiliastic New Age and Technocratic globalists hopes and visions.  In his article, "Leftism a Radical Faith," Bruce Riggs notes that much of the political history of the extended 20th century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments: 

"Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward,"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered." (2)  

The authors of the Black Book of Communism point to the godless anti-creation Darwinian "biological and zoological" strain of thinking as the engine of evil that proved itself a most effective means of denying the humanity of millions of victims: 

"This strain of thinking is why so many of the crimes of Communism were crimes against humanity, and how Marxist-Leninist ideology managed to justify these crimes to its followers."  (The Black Book of Communism, Stephanie Courtois, p. 751)

The devilish Gnostic rebel Vladimir Lenin concurs.   Anti-creation Darwinism put an end to the belief that human, animals, and vegetable kinds bear no relation to one another and,

"that they were created by God, and hence immutable."  (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9) 

Twentieth century Gnostic pagan god-states systematically dehumanized and murdered millions of people in order to create an imagined earthly Eden purified of evil, and this is clearly insane.  Yet this evil religion whose spiritual father is Satan continues today as a God-hating, globally elitist, evolutionary progressive, politico-centric faith entirely disdainful of orthodox Christian and faithful Jewish beliefs and contemptuous of those who subscribe to them.  

In short, devilish Gnostic chiliastic evolution is a Satanic spiritually pagan religion with the look of a religious inquisition that represents the 20th century heretical version of orthodox Christianity.  Unless we grasp this crucial point the nature of this devilishly evil religion will elude us. (3)   

Rise of Satan's Chiliastic Technocratic Utopia

In "False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion," Lee Penn wans that the United Religions Initiative (URI) and the Gaia initiative represents the spiritually pagan religious facet of the coming Technocratic New World Order.  The URI is a United Nations organization that to a significant extent is animated by Satanic Gnostic chiliastic evolution. In preparation for the coming new order, a 'new' pagan spirituality is under construction of which the Earth Charter is set to become its Holy Writ. 

Crafted by a conclave of 'Wise Persons' headed by former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, its benign sounding verbiage,

"and symbolic nature camouflage its dangerous purpose.  The Charter is intended to become a universally adopted creed that will psychologically prepare the world's children to accept the necessity of world government to save the environment.  It is also an outrageous attempt to indoctrinate your children in the UN's New Age paganism." (The New World Religion, William F. Jasper, New American, 2002)  

The URI has attracted a diverse group of activists and powerful supporters such as the Dalai Lama, progressive churchmen from the People's Republic of China, pro-gay Episcopalians, radical Muslims, feminist goddesses and witches, rich capitalist foundations, the Club of Rome, the Temple of Understanding, and the Lucis Trust, formerly called Lucifer Publishing.  Prominent supporters 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)   

Penn notes that evolution is absolutely central to the ambitions of Technocratic global elites.  Thus after more than eighty years of nearly unopposed evolutionary evangelization in schools, seminaries, pulpits, media, academia and elsewhere global elite god-men like Jeremy Rifkin are finally free to declare that evolution is a living "Mind" enlarging its domain as it evolves up and through the "chain of species."  Moreover, now that the evolution god "Mind" reigns supreme, global elitists no longer feel like guests in someone else's home and therefore obliged to make their behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules: 

  "It is our creation now. We make the rules (and) establish the parameters of reality.  We create the world (and) no longer have to justify our behavior...We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves for we are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever." (Algeny, Rifkin, 1983, p. 188)

Here we see that in the completely delusional, entirely depraved (Jer. 51: 17-18), and ultimately demonically orchestrated global elite dream-scape it is not the personal Triune God who has created and sustains the world.  No, it is each Gnostic man-god who creates and sustains his own world and meaning in every moment out of his own divine consciousness.  In other words, since according to the devil the substance of the Holy Creator God is distributed throughout all of the cosmos, including the mind of man, then by occult magic rituals such as transcendental meditation and brain-altering drugs, man can tap into the god-force within, thereby becoming a little god who controls the cosmos because he controls "Mind."  The physical world then, is an illusion because reality is inside the divine mind of the god-man. 

Given the likelihood that an ancient evil intelligence has crawled inside Rifkin and other Technocratic god-men the fact that New Age spirituality relies heavily on spirit revelations channeled through mediums such as Blavatsky, Bailey, Benjamin Crème, Robert Muller, Neale Donald Walsh and Barbara Marx Hubbard, to name but a few, should come as no surprise.  Penn observes that all together they form a comprehensive anti-Gospel setting forth a Gnostic progressive vision of apocalyptic spiritualized totalitarianism that includes: 

1. Praise for Lucifer as the light-bearer and giver of wisdom

2. Highly evolved humans are gods.

3. Advocacy for extreme population control

4. Concentrated hate directed at faithful Judaism, orthodox evangelical Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism

5. Forecasting a pending, and for them, desirable selection of mankind in which the progressives enter the New Age millennium and reactionaries face extinction.  For "New Age Apostles of 'progressive' Social Darwinism, these casualties are a necessary price to pay for human evolution." (Penn, p. 7)  

Speaking through Barbara Marx Hubbard, her spirit guide 'Christ' prophesied in 1995 that the Rider of the Pale Horse will use the 'sword' as one of his means to "kill those who choose to remain self-centered."  (ibid, Penn, p. 322) 

The meaning of 'self-centered' is briefly defined in the Global Biodiversity Assessment, a document mandated by the U.N. sponsored Convention on Biological Diversity. This document explicitly refers to Christianity as a faith that, rather than making God and humans one with nature, has instead set God and humans "apart from nature," a process in which nature has "lost its sacred qualities."  The document states: 

"Conversion to Christianity has....meant an abandonment of an affinity with the natural world." (Al Gore, The United Nations and the Cult of Gaia, Cliff Kincaid, americasurvival.org, 1999)  

In other words, because orthodox Christianity teaches that there is an unbridgeable gulf between the Triune God and His creation that is only breached by Jesus Christ then idolaters like Jeremy Rifkin do not and cannot share the substance of the Triune God as pantheism teaches.  According to Christianity man is radically different from the Lord and atonement, purification and mediation is achieved only through Jesus Christ, Who rose from the dead.  This means that neither Rifkin nor any other Technocratic global elitist is god but rather an evil idolater speeding along the broad, smooth highway to hell.  

All modern Gnostic pagan movements share the same chiliastic goal: a coming "new pantheist order" and "new pagan god-man" completely purified of all evil and existing in oneness with the evolutionary god force.  This means extermination of all faithful Christians and Jews and other dissenters who refuse to become one with the god of forces.  

Purification also extends to Biblical moral standards, sexual ethics, traditional marriage and traditions derived therefrom since they have been by-passed by the ongoing process of evolution.  These will be changed just as all distinctions between nonlife forms, life forms and gender will be blurred in the idea of evolution from molecule to ape to man and woman to transgender to androgynous god-man.  In the same way, all distinctions between good and evil, nations and religions will be merged in the chiliastic vision of worldly purification. 

In conclusion, Gnostic chiliastic evolution is the anti-gospel of Satan, thus the antithesis of the glorious Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ.  So powerful is the stranglehold of Satan's anti-gospel on millions of darkened Western minds that it has imaginatively inverted the order of creation and reversed the direction of Biblical theism, meaning that the millions of people whose minds are in bondage to Satan and his legions can no longer think right-side up.  With creation ex nihilo virtually replaced by the evolution god it is now believed that men have not fallen from perfection but are instead gradually evolving upward from their ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection.  

For all Westerners who are perhaps uncomfortable with, offended by, or outright hostile toward the personal Holy Triune God and His plan of salvation Satan's anti-gospel provides them a chiliastic plan of purification and a substitute deity---evolution---the animated god force of the cosmos which men believe they can control and direct.  Through scientifically controlled and directed evolution they imagine they are destined to realize unimaginable spiritual advances.  

Linda Kimball  

1. Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose

2. Leftism a Radical Faith, Bruce Riggs, American Thinker, 2014

3. ibid, Klaus Fischer

 

 

                                                                                         


 

 

 

 

The Men and Women of the American Sodom Declare War on the Body of Christ

For more than eighty years the America of the founding generation has been incrementally disappearing beneath a godless evolutionary neo-Gnostic pagan ideology that seeks the disintegration of Western man’s inner person (Imago Dei).  It also seeks the blending of male and female, good and evil.  In the foreword to the book ‘On Global Wizardry,’ John Frame describes it as an historical and worldwide movement of enormous, cultural power that for centuries has sought to dominate our world. (p. 10)

Darwin’s idea is taken by the movements pagan elitists as final proof that the universe is governed, not by the divine will of Jehovah Who created humans out of dust, 

“…but by a virtually divine force Darwin called natural selection.  Having produced human consciousness, evolution may now…be brought directly under the control of its own product, Humanity, the accomplishment of natural selection…”  (James Herrick, p. 150)

This ‘new’ pagan ideology holds that laws come from the opinions, desires, needs, hates, prejudices and other feelings of naturally selected elitists who control the reins of the mystical god-state.  Moreover, it posits that rights are really special privileges granted by the god-state and that human beings are a resource similar to other naturally occurring resources, therefore exist only to serve the god-state, which as the owner and manager of all resources should be as powerful as possible.

'New' Gnostic paganism is the antithesis of America’s founding worldview which it intends to completely destroy.  America, the freest, most enlightened civilization in the history of mankind, was founded on a Biblically grounded worldview beginning with, "I am the Lord your God...I am the Truth..." and "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB and “I give you dominion over the earth and its creatures..."

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

America was founded as a Constitutional Republic for the spiritual image-bearers of the Lord, not as a democracy populated by evolved hominids or bio machines as the pagan ideology contends.  

America’s Constitutional Republic by definition has two principle elements.

First, it is controlled by Law which transcends mankind, hence neither man nor government control Law.

Second, it recognizes the private, sovereign nature of each man, which means that the transcendent Creator Who gave us Law, gave us life and liberty at the same time. Life and liberty are inseparable. All men and women, regardless of creed, color, and sex are human beings made in the spiritual image of the transcendent Creator, hence each person is endowed with an individual immortal soul and a mind endowed with reason, conscience, will, imagination, and memory. This means that all men and women, while not physical or mental equals or equal in gifts and talents, are however, spiritual equals in the eyes of their Creator, and since by their nature men and women are both free and individual thinkers and choosers, they are therefore endowed with the capacity to be self-governing when they mature both morally and intellectually.

The Constitution therefore, recognizes man's sovereignty, the divine nature of man's creation and man's divine right to life, liberty, and the means of acquiring and possessing property. Hence our Republic recognizes Law is unchangeable because the eternally unchanging Creator is the Lawgiver

Today however, the Gnostic-pagan ideology has displaced the Holy Triune God, our founding Biblical worldview, and by extension, has rendered our founding documents meaningless.

Claiming to be 'progressive, evolutionary, scientific and enlightened,' it declares that the Biblical God is scientifically-passé and that now every man is god in the making, thus his own morals-and gender maker.  This delusional way of thinking is grounded in an upside-down, anti-creation evolutionary account positing continuous change over billions of years of evolutionary ascent eventuating in life magically arising from chemicals, man from lower creatures and an eternally expanding cosmos. 

This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter, and still later, lizards, and later still, some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are humans going to become something else--maybe divine supermen or super robots---but nothing can be said about homosexuality, transgender, and lesbianism since all life forms arose from a genderless blob of matter generated by a Big Bang. 

With the triumph of evolutionary science and the satanically-energized will of Gnostic pagans over the Revealed Word of God, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni brazenly demands that church leaders be forced to take "homosexuality off the sin list."  (Christians 'Must Be Made' to Bow, Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, Apr. 4, 2015)

At the imperious demand of arrogant, sin hardened idolators, the body of Christ (Eph. 2: 19-22) must be made to reject the Revelation of God, His created order, the two created sexes, the Fall, immutable Truth, and Moral Law, all of which the Apostles of Christ, the Fathers of the Church, and virtually every faithful Christian has affirmed as true.

The declaration of war against the body of Christ is about far more than just love, fairness, equality, and marriage rights.  It is really about the disintegration of man’s inner person, his soul, the source of his dignity as the spiritual image bearer of the Holy Triune God.  This insidious process was begun during the Enlightenment when Deists and fellow free-thinkers elevated ‘reason,’ (the mind of man), science, evolution, and mechanistic laws of nature above the One God in three Persons, thereby effectively taking the Holy Trinity away, and depersonalizing and reducing man to an emergent product of the evolving universe of matter and energy.  Lester Crocker explains their agenda:

"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)

From the 18th century till our own, God-hating Gnostic pagans have been working toward the goal of scientifically deconstructing the souls of Westerners.  Thus today, as cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett claims, there is no you.  Soul, spirit and will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain.  Naturalist Tom Wolfe agrees:

"Sorry, but your soul just died." (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)

Mankind has traveled this highway to hell before.  Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if all that exists is matter and energy then the human self (soul/spirit) cannot exist either.   In his book, "The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha," Ravi Zacharias explains that Buddha took God away and his espousal of an absence of self was the most unique and fearsome claim he made. (pp. 59, 67)

Vishal Mangalwadi, the internationally respected Indian philosopher and Christian scholar agrees.  In his bestseller, The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Mangalwadi notes that Buddha deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul so that reality for Hindus became non-self since one's sense of self is an illusion.  In other words, you don't exist.  The Buddha taught that liberation is in the realization of the unreality of your existence. (p. 6)

What does all of this insanity mean?  Speaking through His prophet Jeremiah, the Lord said:  "my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water."  Jeremiah 2: 13

In other words, by forsaking our Creator, the fountain of life, in favor of non-life-bearing matter and energy, men destroy themselves.  In effect they make themselves into walking dead bodies whose ‘new’ reality is non-self, meaning that by the logic of their choice there is no one home.

In short, if all that exists is matter and energy then it logically follows that there is no source for life, mind, conscience and will, the two sexes, human dignity and worth, or for that matter the much bragged about "reason of scientifically enlightened progressives."  Without the Holy Trinity, meaning drains into meaninglessness and man is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before the stupidity and depravity of Enlightenment Deists and fellow travelers paved the way for the West and then America to plunge into the void where man is no longer a person.  Nor is he or she either male or female but rather a soulless, sexless aggregate of matter or psychic energy in motion while the powers and abilities of his mind are nothing more than energies and chemicals acting on grey matter. In short, within the closed-system of "new" paganism, man is nothing but an evolved hominid or bio-machine, a conscious product of energy acting on matter over millions of years, a process called evolution.

The disintegration of man’s dignity as a creature of the Holy God of creation is not the result of science, as Western evolution worshippers falsely claim, but rather the product of a depraved mind, evil conscience, and will turned toward evil that justifies the depersonalization and abuse of others as the exercise of sovereign freedom. It is hostility toward and outright hatred of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit and His image-bearers disguised behind magic science and linguistic sophistry.

Androgyny: the Pagan Ideal

Following hard on the heels of the disintegration of man's inner person is the rapid loss of male and female distinctions, which quickly drain away into androgyny.  This in its' turn necessitates the radical recasting of marriage, family, Scripture, and orthodox Christianity and the use of toddlers, older children and even babies for the sexual satisfaction of depraved pan-sexual and omni-gendered bio-machines.   This hideous evil will not only be tolerated but declared a sign of enlightened progress because with the Holy Triune God dead in their hearts, then so too is the entire structure of Biblically grounded presuppositions, norms, standards, principles, moral law, sexual ethics, social institutions and society built thereon.   In the resulting void, everything—no matter how evil– is now possible (Psalm 36: 1-4).  

In an article entitled, "Hundred Years of Pedophilia," Olavo de Carvalho (born 29 April 1947), a Brazilian essayist and historian warns of evils just over our horizon:

"In Greece and in the Roman Empire, the use of minors for the sexual satisfaction of adults was a tolerated and even prized costume. (sic) In China, castrating young boys to sell them to rich pederasts was legitimate commerce during millennia. In the Islamic world, the rigid morals that ordain the relationships between men and women was not rarely compensated by the tolerance with homosexual pedophilia. In some countries this lasted at least until the beginning of the 20th century, making Algeria, for example, a garden of delights for depraved travelers (read the memoirs of André Gide, "Si le grain ne meurt"). ....In all the places where the practice of pedophilia receded, it was the influence of Christianism — practically alone — that freed the children from this awful rule. .....But this had a price. It is as if an undercurrent of hate and resentment had gone through two millennia of history, waiting for the moment of revenge. This moment has arrived."  (olavodecarvalho.org)

In conclusion, from pre-flood times to our own, just as idolatrous men have been rebelling against God there has also always been homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, and zoophilia, and both evils have always been classified as sins before God. 

In the post-flood world, the Canaanites practiced homosexual rituals in the worship of their gods and goddesses while Sodom and Gomorrah were synonymous with sodomy and other depravities that led to their destruction:

"Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah---from the Lord out of the heavens.  Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities---and also the vegetation in the land."  Gen. 19: 24-25

And if the whole world committed these crimes against nature,

"…they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)

Despite the hideous depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah the practice of homosexual marriage was unknown there.  Not since the pre-flood time of Noah has there been a nation that sanctioned homosexual marriage, that is, not until the United States of America, which under the leadership of ‘rainbow’ Obama, has been trying to force homosexuality on the rest of the world.  

Thus today, godless paganized America stands guilty before the Lord of committing the crime that equates to the last step in the downward spiral that caused God’s judgment to fall upon the pre-flood world.  Preceding the last step however, was the original pre-flood idolatry wherein, according to early Church Father Tertullian,  people believed that after death they would magically change (evolve) into gods (Tertullian Treatise on the soul 57).  Today the original idolatry has been recast and made palatable to modern Westerners by being dressed up as reincarnation, evolution, and science.  With respect to the last step, according to ancient rabbis,

The generation of the Flood was not wiped out until they wrote marriage documents for the union of a man to a male or to an animal.”  Genesis Rabbah 26:4-5; Leviticus Rabbah 23:9

And what did they do? A man…married…a man, and a woman a woman, a man married a woman and her daughter, and a woman was married to two (men).  Therefore it is said, “And you shall not walk in their statutes.”  Sifra Acharei Mot, Parashah 9:8 (Commentary on Leviticus 18:3)

By the logic of their choice, idolatrous Gnostics have destroyed themselves, and in the end, their choice inevitably lands them in Hell.

@Linda Kimball

 

The West's Occult Criminal Elite: Their Pact with Death and Hell

Harper-Mercer wanted to die as a mass-murderer, said Pat Buchanan. And we're going to have more of these massacres. Why? Because we rewarded Harper-Mercer for his barbarity in the currency he craved, the only currency he cared about: fame and immortality in this world:

"In a de-Christianized America where no higher law exists, killing is a commonplace occurrence, and the popular culture is polluted by raw sex and violence, what answer does society give to the Harper-Mercers who are willing to kill in large numbers to become famous? We are not the rules-based society we once were. We have junked the Christian code, embraced absolute social freedom, and dispensed with the moral sanctions."  (The Allure of Mass Murder, Patrick J. Buchanan, Oct. 9, 2015)

 Thereal source of evil responsible for de-Christianizing America, thereby creating a culture polluted by raw sex, sodomy, and violence, is an occult criminal elite, a parasitic confederacy of god-men described by Professor Angelo Codevilla as America’s Ruling Class:

Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in” language — serves as a badge of identity. Regardless of what business or profession they are in, their road up included government channels and government money because, as government has grown, its boundary with the rest of American life has become indistinct. Many began their careers in government and leveraged their way into the private sector. Some, e.g., Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, never held a non-government job. Hence whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government.” (America’s Ruling Class---and the Perils of Revolution, Codevilla, July/Aug. 2010, The American Spectator)

The faith of America’s Ruling Class rests on three pillars of sand.   The two most important  are magic science and Darwinism and the third, an arrogant assumption of god-like superiority, is enabled and empowered by the first two.  Codevilla summarizes this attitude as “we” are the best and brightest while the rest of Americans are unevolved humanoids, hence,

 “…retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained.” (ibid)

 Darwinism has destroyed the foundations of supernatural Christianity and man's soul:

"Darwinism came at the desired time; Darwin's theory that man is the descendant of a lower animal destroyed the entire foundation of Christian dogma." (Anton Pannekoek, "Marxism and Darwinism," translated by Nathan Weiser. Transcribed for the Internet by Jon Muller, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company Co-operative Copyright, 1912 by Charles H. Kerr & Company)

For many long years, thoughtful, concerned people have been pointing to the connections between Darwin's evolutionary theory and the spreading epidemic of narcissism, moral insanity, hatred, despair, paranoia, suicide, psychosis and other spiritual pathologies together with the breakup of the family, the abortion of 60,000,000+ unborn, the subversion and perversion of children, and the relentlessly rising tide of psychiatric drug and porn use in the 'evolutionized' West.

If Darwin was right, man is nothing more than a soulless bag of chemicals or equally soulless hominid and there is no ultimate fixed meaning or higher purpose to life except what we choose:

" You are born, you suffer, you die — that's it. Perhaps, if you're lucky, you may get recycled as organic manure — but beyond that, you're just a number that happened to come up in the great casino of the universe." (Darwin, Spurgeon and the 'black dog,' Carl Wieland, Creation.com)

Wieland points out that even where Darwin is denied,

".....but 'millions of years' ideas are proclaimed, hopelessness finds foothold. Any 'god' who condoned millions of years of death, cruelty, disease and bloodshed, certainly cannot be the personal, biblical God of love. And if the Bible got it so obviously wrong about the timing of creation as to mislead hundreds of millions of Christians until the present day, how can we really trust it about our eternal future? John 3:12 (ibid)

Darwinian theory as 'evolutionary fact' has finally reached saturation point in government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, the public arena and increasingly within the whole body of the Church, which is why spiritual pathologies have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.

All of this makes a devilish kind of sense if the Holy Trinity does not exist and life has no higher, fixed meaning or purpose since nature magically created itself. If man is just a bag of chemicals destined to be recycled as fertilizer, with neither hope of an afterlife nor any accountability to his Maker for his actions here in this world then why not commit mass murder? Why not sexually pervert children, cheat on and maybe even murder your spouse, gun down children, toss unwanted babies into trash bins, decapitate babies and sell their body parts, and use the force of perverted, meaningless law to vandalize and plunder the property and wealth of others? Why not redefine sodomy, pedophilia, pederasty, bestiality and lesbianism as 'gay' and then marry 'gay' couples in Washington's National Cathedral? (Washington National Cathedral to Wed Same-Sex Couples, Ben Brumfield, CNN, Jan. 9, 2013)

If you are Obama and his Luciferian-Alinsky-minded henchmen, why not trash the Constitution, throw open the borders, divide Americans against each other, disarm Americans and enable jihadi terrorists to work their evil here?

If man is nothing but a soulless bag of chemicals then why not contend — as the powerful pharmaceutical industry and its partisans within the American Psychiatric Association maintain — that dangerous psychotropic drugs are necessary for the control of America's 'epidemic' of mental illnesses caused by bad genes and chemical imbalances? Even though the bag of chemicals is said to have no mind (spirit), since truth no longer exists why not call genetic and chemical disorders 'mental illnesses' in order to justify psychotropic substances despite that known adverse reactions associated with them include insomnia, anxiety, agitation, confusion, amnesia, depression, paranoid reaction, psychosis, hostility, delirium, hallucinations, abnormal thinking, depersonalization, lack of emotion, and mania — a dangerous and violence-prone mental derangement characterized by extreme excitement, delusion, and voices speaking into one's mind.

On the link between certain widely prescribed psychotropic drugs, suicide and homicidal violence, Dr. David Healy, a British psychiatrist and author of "Pharmageddon," said in November of 2012:

"Violence and other potentially criminal behavior caused by prescription drugs are medicines best kept secret..." (Prescription-Drug-Induced Violence Medicine's Best Kept Secret? Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 12, 2012)

Healy says this is a global issue, with medical, legal, ethical, and profound public policy dimensions:

"Never before in the fields of medicine and law have there been so many events with so much concealed data and so little focused expertise." (ibid)

One of the leading voices against the 'mental illness' known as ADHD is Dr. Fred Baughman, a pediatric neurologist. Baughman comments,

"(ADHD) is a contrived epidemic, where all 5 million to 6 million children on these drugs are normal. The country's been led to believe that all painful emotions are a mental illness and the leadership of the APA knows very well that they are representing (ADHD) as a disease when there is no scientific data to confirm any mental illness." ("Drugging Them Up," Ch. 2, IndoctriNation, p. 47)

Dr. Peter Breggin, psychiatrist and author of 'Talking Back to Prozac" concurs. Not only does ADHD not exist but,

"...there is great deal of evidence that stimulants cause brain damage with long term use." (ibid, p. 47)

Dr. Bruce Shortt agrees and observes that the prescribing of behavior modifying substances is probably the largest,

"...uncontrolled drug experiment in the history of the world....drugs are being given to children...especially little boys." (ibid, p. 41)

Shortt adds that Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other psychotropic drugs are,

"...being used to drug schoolchildren at rates that are difficult to comprehend...The Drug Enforcement Administration has estimated that 8 million children and adults were on Ritalin in 2000. Prescriptions for Ritalin increased by 700 percent from 1990 to 2001." (ibid, p. 42)

But if humans are just evolved bags of chemicals destined to be recycled as fertilizer then why not use them for drug experiments, especially as it is so profitable? And if you happen to be among the West's financial criminal elite then why not profit from drug experiments on unsuspecting Westerners and sexually pervert their children and plunder their wealth and resources while offering them socialism, drugs, poverty, misery and Darwinism in return?

In an impeccably researched essay, "Ascendancy of a Financial Criminal Elite," Prof. James Petras details the rise of a criminal consortium which he describes as the super wealthy of America and Europe:

.....the super-wealthy and their families have as much as $32 trillion (USD) of hidden assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenue! This study excluded such non-financial assets as real estate, precious metals, jewels, yachts, race horses, luxury vehicles and so on. Of the $32 trillion in hidden assets, $23 trillion is held by the super-rich of North America and Europe." (Globalresearch.ca/the-ascendancy-of-a-criminal-financial-elite)

The super wealthy are mainly global corporatists and bankers:

"England's leading banks, including Barclay's and a host of others, have been identified as having rigged the LIBOR, or inter-bank lending rate, for years in order to maximize profits. The Bank of New York, JP Morgan, HSBC, Wachovia and Citibank are among scores of banks, which have been charged with laundering drug money and other illicit funds according to investigations from the US Senate Banking Committees. Multi-national corporations receive federal bailout funds and tax exemptions and then, in violation of publicized agreements with the government, relocate plants and jobs in Asia and Mexico." (ibid)

If the living God of Creation, Judgment and Hell does not exist and man does not have to account to Him for his actions here in this world then why not, as Donald Kaul suggests, repeal the Second Amendment and declare the NRA,

".... a terrorist organization and make membership illegal.... (I would also raze the organization's headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that's optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that "prying the guns from their cold, dead hands" thing works for me."(Des Moines Register publishes gun-ban column advocating deadly violence against NRA, GOP leaders, Tim Graham, foxnews.com, Jan. 2, 2013)

 Hell

The vast evils orchestrated by the financial criminal elite and other reprobate God-haters will not go unpunished, for unbeknownst to them they have made a covenant with death and Hell and have taken refuge in lies and falsehood:

"We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves..." Isaiah 28:15

Being in agreement with hell their world is a hell-on-earth where God-haters and mass-men are soulless bags of chemicals with neither hope of an afterlife nor any accountability to their Maker for their actions here in this world, so if they irrationally hate Christians, why not demonize them and gun them down? Why not stir up hate and murderous intent against them? Why not?  There's nothing to fear since God and Hell don't exist. 

The German actor Kurt Jurgen's thought this way until during a NDE he experienced a dreadful feeling that his life was ebbing away:

"... I felt powerful sensations of dread (then suddenly everything) turned a glowing red. I saw twisted faces grimacing as they stared down at me (I tried to defend myself but) could no longer shut out the frightful truth: beyond the faces dominating this fiery world were faces of the damned. I had a feeling of despair....the sensation of horror was so great it choked me. Obviously I was in Hell itself (and then suddenly) the black silhouette of a human figure began to draw near...a woman...with lipless mouth and in her eyes an expression that sent icy shudders down my back. She stretched out her arms...and pulled me by an irresistible force (into) a world filled with....sounds of lamentation....I asked the figure...who she was. A voice answered: "I am death." (To Hell and Back, Maurice S. Rawlings, M.D, pp. 76-77)

The criminal financial elite and other God-haters have made a pact with Hell, so what does the Revealed Word of God say about Hell?

1. Everyone will exist eternally either in heaven or hell (Dan. 12:2,3; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28; Revelation 20: 14-15) 

2. Everyone has only one life in which to determine their destiny(Hebrews 9:27).

3. Heaven or hell is determined by whether a person believes (puts their trust) in Christ alone to save them (John 3:16, 36)

4. Hell is conscious torment (Matthew 13:50; Mark 9:48; Rev. 14:10)

5. Hell is eternal and irreversible (Rev. 14:11; Rev. 20:14-15)

@Linda Kimball

 

Satanism, Evolutionary Progressive Spirituality, and Goetia

The fundamental premise of contemporary Western Satanism and evolutionary Progressive spirituality is the lie first whispered to Eve in the Garden, that is, the idea of man as deity expressed by ascribing to man attributes of the personal Triune God. According to the lie, man is sovereign (morally autonomous) and characterized by the supremacy of his omniscient reason, mystical mind-powers (i.e., gnosis), and intuition. Since man stands beyond good and evil he is morally perfect.  As he is the uncreated product of evolution he is not fallen but rather evolving ever upward away from his ape ancestry toward perfection, therefore he needs no personal Savior.   Put simply, the “lie” is this:

"...you are your own god and thus possess the requisite authority, information, and wisdom to properly determine what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, nothing objective or external to you has the authority to tell you how to live your life; not other people and, certainly, not God. But, rather than become truly “enlightened,” we have become morally stupid. In America, this cultural disease has run its dark course and is now so complete that we self-destructively call good “evil” and evil “good.”  (Why Christians are Hated in America, Christian News Journal, Aug. 24, 2015)

This is rebellion and idolatry, plain and simple. And there is no greater example of the arrogance of the god delusion than Progressive spirituality. There are many modern Progressive humanist philosophies and "religions" premised on the god delusion. For example: Gnostic Marxism, Fascism, Secular Humanism, Cosmic Trans-humanism, Illumined Theosophy, Liberal theology, Satanism and global Technocracy.

Progressive spirituality is actually little more than an ungrateful, egoistic creature kicking, scratching, spitting, spewing, and throwing a tantrum while screaming at its Creator that He has it all wrong and that the so-called scientifically enlightened god-men know better, therefore refuse to allow the Lord's moral boundaries to define and restrain them.  The wicked will of egoists has replaced the Lord, truth, and virtue in America, and like a monstrous steamroller is intolerantly crushing everyone and everything in its path.

Satanism and Progressive Spirituality

Satanism is a type of humanism and between it, Progressive spirituality and the others the common denominator is the narcissistic tantrum-throwing creature in rebellion as seen in the following examples:

A. Satanists and evolutionary Progressives disavow the Fall, which in practical terms means that Lucifer never fell and is therefore not the devil. Thus Satanists foolishly claim that the devil is merely the invention of Christianity while other equally foolish Progressives and other humanists laud Lucifer as the first free thinker, the Garden's liberator of mankind, the bringer of illumination, man's genetic creator, evolution's seething energy and angel of evolution.

B. Both Satanists and Progressives are practitioners of black magic, the primary power of which is 'The Lie.' There is for example the relentless lies of propaganda, the lie that Jehovah is dead, the lie that evolution is a fact of science, the lie that man evolved from the ape, the lie that sin and hell do not exist, the lie of global change/cooling/warming/whatever works. If you believe the lies then liars have power over your will and mind.

Black magic is an ancient practice extending back into antiquity. The goal of its' practitioners was the acquisition of power over creation and over the minds of other men  by unpatterning or uncreating creation. Its methods, said J. Budziszewski, professor of government at the University of Texas and author of "What We Can't Not Know," are forms of goetia.....black magic. (p. 198)

Modern goetia is the Big Lie in practice. With respect to Satanism and Progressive spirituality it works by a process of inversion, that is, it elevates the lower order of creation, meaning the evolving universe of energy and matter, man, and Satan over the Creator God and His heavenly or supernatural realm. In practice it looks like this:

"….it is but natural…to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the “Harbinger of Light” bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; and he who was the first to whisper: “in the day ye eat thereof, ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil” – can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour….”   “And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the “Lord of Phosphorus” (brimstone was a theological improvement), and Lucifer, or “Light Bearer,” is in us: It is our Mind – our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior from pure animalism. Without this principle… we would be surely no better than animals” (“The Secret Doctrine,” Volume II, Helena Blavatsky, Theosophical University Press, 1888, p. 243)

2. The material or natural dimension over the supernatural

3. Certain highly evolved god-men and an all-powerful mystical god-state over God the Father and all other men

4.  Evolutionary cosmogonies (anti-creation accounts) over the Genesis account (creation ex nihilo); the neutrality principle (subjectivism/nihilism/deconstruction) over God's Revealed Word and eternally unchanging Moral Law;  apes and nature over the faceless masses; pantheist collectivism over individuality; meaninglessness over meaning; androgyny over the two created sexes; fluid sexual relationships over traditional marriage, death over life, evil over good, dark over light, lie over truth, unnatural over natural, disorder over order, and grey matter (brain) over spirit (mind).

This is the black magic spell cast by Gnostic Progressives, scientific materialists, God is dead theologians, and Satanists over all who believe the lies. The minds of all who reject God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, embrace evolutionary thinking (even if by default) and have either forgotten their souls or accept that they either have no souls or perhaps have just a spark or essence as modern Gnostics teach, thus their minds have been captured and locked up in the narrow, darkened confines of a psychic cage.

Other Similarities:

C. Regarding faithful, orthodox Christian theists, Anton Szander LaVey's Satanic Bible states,

 "Cursed are the gazers toward a richer life beyond the grave, for they shall perish amidst plenty. Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true messiahs. Cursed are the god-adorers for they shall be shorn sheep."

The Humanist Manifesto II likewise declares:

"We believe that traditional dogmatic or authoritarian religions that place revelation, God, ritual or creed above human needs and experience do a disservice to the human species. As non-theists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity."

D. With respect to immortal salvation the Satanic Bible states:

  "I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad redeemer and write over his thorn-torn brow: The true prince of evil - the king of the slaves!"

In a similar vein, the Humanist Manifesto declares:

 "Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful"

E. About the living God's Moral Law the Satanic Bible says:

"There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands and what man has made, man can destroy!"

The autonomous evolutionary Secular Humanist can likewise unmake Moral Law, therefore,

"Ethics is autonomous and situational...."  (Humanist Manifesto II)

F. There is no heaven or hell. All that exists is the here and now, therefore said LaVey:

"I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness..." (Satanic Bible)

Aping LaVey, the Humanist Manifesto II states:

"We strive for the good life here and now."

G. With regard to man's sovereignty, LaVey declares,

 "No creed must be accepted upon authority of a "divine" nature. Religions must be put to the question. No moral dogma must be taken for granted - no standard of measurement deified."

The Humanist Manifesto similarly states:

" We reject all religious, ideological or moral codes that denigrate the individual, suppress freedom, dull intellect, dehumanize personality. In the area of sexuality, we believe that intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritanical cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct. The right to birth control, abortion and divorce should be recognized. It also includes a recognition of an individuals right to die with dignity, euthanasia and the right to suicide."

Behind black magic (the power of the Lie) is the devil and his foot-soldiers-- hardened reprobate spirits attacking, oppressing and even trying to take possession of the mind and will of other human spirits, thus the truth about evil, said Church Father Athanasius, 

"...is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

What does the Lord have to say to evolutionary humanists and Satanists about their idolatry, defiance, rebellion, and black magic? Thus saith the Lord,

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20

Because they hate Truth and prefer lies they fall prey to and become ensnared by every lie, deception, and untruth that their kind (natural men of 2 Tim. 3: 1-5) can invent, thus their thinking becomes twisted and vain:

 “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:21-22).

As a result of their foolishness and arrogant disdain of the things of the Holy Trinity, He gives them over to a depraved mind, "to do what ought not be to be done." (Romans 1:28)

And correspondingly,

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

The Revealed Word of God makes it clear that during the end times the Lord sends a strong delusion to all who choose not to believe the gospel of Christ. These He will condemn because they refuse to love the Truth and so be saved:

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness” (Romans 1:18) " For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12).  “They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations; so I (the Lord) also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in My sight and chose what displeases Me” (Isaiah 66:3-4).

Therefore take heed, and repent before it is too late:

"Wash yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good." Isaiah 1:16-17

@Linda Kimball

 

Why Pride Goes Before a Fall

A concerned reader asked if whether the pride of the hell-bound can be humbled enough for them to see their lies and thereby recant?

Why Inflexible Pride Goes Before a Fall

In his Commentary on Psalm 33/2, 8, St. Augustine notes that a dirty house (depraved conscience) is the miserable condition of all whose inflexible pride makes them refuse to face their own conscience lest they be overwhelmed by the wickedness they find there. (Day by Day with Saint Augustine, Donald X. Burt, p. 107)

The narcissistic man or woman is a self-righteous hypocrite, a narcissistic bully of inflexible pride who refuses to tolerate the knowledge of his or her own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness, thus is constantly engaged in trampling over and bullying other people into submission and sweeping the evidence of their own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of their conscience in order to preserve their carefully constructed public facades. This is why as the saying goes, "pride goes before a fall" because mans' sin nature blinds him (or her) to reality.  Thus it can be said that as narcissists of inflexible pride are blind to the repulsive spectacle they make of themselves and foolishly dance on the edge of the abyss they are willfully blind to the disgust of other people and the danger of falling in because they have willfully chosen ignorance.

So the short answer to the readers' question is "no."  No man is able to overcome the 'will' ofanother man except through deceptive persuasion, lies, brain-altering drugs, psychological manipulation, propaganda of the lie, terror and brutality, sinister tactics associated with America's progressives/leftists, ISIS, and both Marxist Communists and National Socialists. 

In service to our Lord and in compassion for the lost the heaven-bound can take the "water of truth" to them but cannot make them drink it.   In "The Word of Flux" reformed theologian Rousas John Rushdoony tells us that the reason for man's willful choice of ignorance rather than true Truth is sin:

"The epistemological problem has roots in a false metaphysics, but both alike stem from a moral choice, man's sinful desire to be his own god....In reality, sin is man's rebellion against the law of God and man's attempt to be his own god, to replace God's Word with man's word."   (The Word of Flux, p. 51) 

In the "Last Battle," the conclusion to C.S. Lewis'  "Narnian Chronicles" Lewis illustrates Rusdoonysconclusion as well as one made previously: that God honors our choices.  The Last Battle brings to a close the worldly Narnia which has already been renewed (Paradise) as well as separating the heaven-bound from the hell-bound.   Among the hell-bound are some dwarfs (citizens of the temporal Narnia).  They have died  and passed through the door into eternity where they sit together, huddled in a tight circle, completely blinded by the darkness around them.  But though they sit in darkness the heaven-bound Narnians(talking beasts, righteous dwarves) and Kings and Queens of Narnia, past and present, are standing in beautiful light and can clearly see the dwarves.   In their concern for the dwarves the heaven-bound have repeatedly tried to reach out to them but to no avail.  When Aslan (Jesus Christ) arrives the heaven-bound ask if there is anything he can do.  Aslan responds,

"You see....They will not let us help them.  They have chosen cunning instead of belief.  Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that that they cannot be taken out."   (p. 183)

@Linda Kimball

Psychology of the Heaven-Bound & Hell-Bound

During C.S. Lewis's lifetime, evolutionary cosmic and secular pagan and mystical pantheist ideas and philosophical systems (the 'new' spirituality) were growing in acceptance and popularity throughout academia, within seminaries, universities and among the masses.

Among common points of departure for both types of pagan humanism are the following ideas:

1. Rejection of the Holy God in three Persons with special antipathy directed against the Second Person, Jesus Christ God incarnate, in favor of naturalism; no God, a limited God that can only create through evolution, or pantheist conceptions of God such as Teilhards' Hindu-pantheist Omega or Brahman, and Jesus Christ as a mortal teacher such as Buddha, the angelic brother of Lucifer, or perhaps a highly evolved Transcended Master or spirit guide.

2. A priori rejection of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo in favor of evolutionary science.

3. Rejection of physical eternal life in either Paradise (renewed earth) or hell in favor of annihilation (no afterlife), absorption (Nirvana) or wholly spiritual conceptions of life out in the astral plane or perhaps living a phantom existence on a planet

4. Humanity as deity

5. Moral relativism: No right way, no wrong way

6. Universalism: all ways lead to the same place:

"The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.   It hushes their fears and allows them to practice all pleasant forms of iniquity while death draws every day nearer and the command to repent goes unheeded."  A.W. Tozer The Knowledge of the Holy

The dangers of holding erroneous views are profound and in his book, "The Great Divorce," Lewis attempted to address them by presenting us with a masterful study of the psychology of the hell-bound versus the psychology of the Paradise-bound.

As Lewis fleshes out his view of hell, he relies in part on his mentor George MacDonald, a Scottish preacher and writer who believed there might be a final opportunity for the unrepentant on earth to repent after their death. Building off this idea, Lewis depicts the damned as taking a bus ride from hell to heaven, where they come in contact with "real" reality.

Heaven is a place of physical matter, of weight and mass and the blessed inhabitants are the beautiful "bright solid people" as opposed to the self-idolizing dirty shades without mass, or matter. N.T. Wright explains,

"...there will be a new mode of physicality, which stands in relation to our present body as our present body does to a ghost....a Christian in the present life is a mere shadow of his or her future self, the self that person will be when the body that God has waiting in his heavenly storeroom is brought out...and put on...over the self that will still exist after bodily death." (Eternal Perspectives, Randy Alcorn, p. 154-155)

The bus finally arrives in heaven having arisen from what turns out to be a mere crack in the ground for Lewis sees all Hell as,

"....smaller than one pebble of your earthly world: but it is smaller than one atom of this world, the Real World." (The Great Divorce, An Essay, Allen Adams, cslewis.drzeus.net)

Hell is smaller than one atom of Paradise because during the course of their lifetimes the hell-bound only grew horizontally due to their self-centeredness and selfishness rather than vertically as do the Paradise bound.  In other words, to become more Christ-like is to become much greater, brighter and larger than what you were while to grow even more self-centered is to become much less, that is, smaller and smaller and smaller.

As the hell-bound depart the bus they are shocked by the realization that not only are they small dirty ghosts but they cannot abide the physical matter of heaven because in life, like the pagan sages, the Gnostic Arnobius and contemporary secular and cosmic transhumanists, they were dissatisfied with their own bodies and created condition as either male or female for example, as well as with the finiteness of their own minds. In "Adversus nationes" (2.37) Arnobius complains,

"If souls were of the Lord's race...They would never come to these terrestrial places (and) inhabit opaque bodies and (be) mixed with humors and blood, in receptacles of excrement, in vases of urine." (The Pagan Temptation, Thomas Molnar, p. 27)

Molnar explains that from Plato to Plotinus, it was held as axiomatic that from being as one with or an aspect of the Divine Substance souls had inexplicably fallen into the material realm, a hellish place of misery, suffering and binary, which means for example, two distinct sexes rather than a two-in-one, the androgynous being called 'gay' in modern terminology. Salvation was secured through the mystery cults which,

"...afforded their devotees the opportunity to erase the curse of mortality by direct encounter with the patron deity or in many instances by actually undergoing an apotheosis, a transfiguration of human into divine. The process of 'initiation' in the mystery religions, therefore, had as its objective the liberation of the soul from its earthly...chains" (C.K. Barrett cited in "The Interruption of Eternity," Carl A. Raschke, p. 28)

At the root of the rejection of the living God by the hell-bound is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, thus he is not created in His spiritual image. He is not dependent upon the living God but is rather a man-god, the creator of God, and the master of time, being, and the world who through his own powers will save himself.

Blaming the true God for their misery the hell-bound say to Him, "you are not my father:"

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

Having transferred onto Him the reasons for their wrong choices and dissatisfaction with self, the hell-bound long for eternal nothingness, absorption into the void, apotheosis, or some spiritual conception of afterlife, but when as dirty shades they step onto the "solidness" of heaven it is tremendously painful to them. The grass is sharp on their feet, the rain goes go through them like bullets from a machine gun. They can't even pick flowers as the stems are far too strong for them.

Here Lewis contrasts the psychology of the hell-bound over and against the psychology of the heaven-bound. He does so by clearly depicting just how repugnant heaven is to the hell-bound. To them, paradise is a place of pain and suffering because during life, they freely chose unwisely based on selfish motives.

Enormously proud, willful, rebellious, aggressive, resentful, covetous, and envious, the hell-bound are moral relativists, sovereign rebels with a cause, the cause of doing whatever they want.  Thus they hold that any direction, but particularly their own direction, will come out fine in the end, but Lewis sees the real danger to society as a result of this belief. The common good said Lewis, is only maintained by the common morality. Societies that embrace subjectivism are doomed to decay and death. Lewis put it this way,

"...some way of embracing both alternatives can always be found, that mere development of adjustment or refinement will somehow turn evil into good without our being called on for a final and total rejection of anything we should like to retain. This belief I take to be a disastrous error." (ibid, The Great Divorce, An Essay, Allen Adams)

So holding that any direction is fine, especially their own, the hell-bound have their own ever-unfolding menu of privileges which they called 'rights,' their own version of the Golden Rule and of what constitutes good, such as their 'choice' to deny life to the inconvenient, to practice their own pansexual 'love,' and to live parasitic lives at the expense of the productive. As they were morally-perfect and autonomous they traveled their own sovereign roads and expected the God of Revelation and everyone else to accept and tolerate them — to put up and shut up. This being the case, they resent the living God and blame Him for not accepting them just as they are, for not jumping through hoops for them, for not seeing things their way.

On the other hand, the humbler heaven-bound think that anyone would be delighted to live in heaven:

"Celebration, holy days (holidays) of fellowshipping and feasting together is a vibrant part of heaven.   It is very much associated with joy and rejoicing in the Bible.  Food, conversation, singing, shouting, praise, nature, music, thankfulness, rewards, prayer and people, are all associated with rejoicing in heaven.  This is how we will celebrate together.  The feasts of the Old Testament went on for days.  Imagine how long the parties in heaven will last!"  Larry Dick, A Taste of Heaven

"Heaven, as the eternal home of the divine Man and of all the redeemed members of the human race, must necessarily be thoroughly human in its structure, conditions, and activities.  Its joys and activities must all be rational, moral, emotional, voluntary, and active.  There must be the exercise of all the faculties, the gratification of all tastes, the development of all talent capacities, the realization of all ideals.  The reason, the intellectual curiosity, the imagination, the aesthetic instincts, the holy affections, the social affinities, the inexhaustible resources of strength and power native to the human soul must all find in heaven exercise and satisfaction....Heaven will prove the consummate flower and fruit of the whole creation and of all the history of the universe."  A.A. Hodge, Evangelical Theology

"Our perfected happiness will spring from perfected holiness.  Our moral and spiritual nature will be in faultless harmony with that exquisite environment.  Have you ever tried to imagine what it will be like to have a mind that is radiant light with no darkness at all?....with never a selfish thought, never a wish that is not translucently pure, never a motive toward others that is not transparently sincere, never a fleck of envy or jealousy or resentment or unholy desire or competitiveness; never a tremor of doubt, never a wisp of fear, or flutter of pride, or whiff of self-assertiveness?" J. Sidlow Baxter, The Other Side of Death

Yet the things of heaven that bring unspeakable joy to its' bright, beautiful, eternally youthful inhabitants bring immense pain to the envious hell-bound as can be seen in the way that even the grass of heaven hurts the feet of the ghosts.

Lewis shows that heaven is a place of eternal joy, of unbelievably beautiful happy people, colors, music, flowers, singing birds, delicious food, and never-ending light unencumbered by misery. This last was an especially good insight, for the hell-bound love misery and demand that others share their misery, which in the end means spending eternity in hell. In fact, the paradise-bound often feel that their joys and blessings must be constrained, denigrated and even hidden from the burning gaze of the envious, that they ought to share the miseries of the envious lest they be accused of hate, narrow-minded intolerance, selfishness, homophobia, heterosexism, backwardness and bigotry. Yet Lewis, speaking through the voice of George MacDonald, reveals that hatred of the good underlies the demands of envious self-idolaters:

"That sounds very merciful: but see what lurks behind it?" "What?" "The demand of the loveless and the self-imprisoned that they should be allowed to blackmail the universe: that till they consent to be happy (on their own terms) no one else shall taste joy: that theirs should be the final power; that Hell should be allowed to veto Heaven." ( ibid, The Great Divorce)

In his "Journey to the Celestial City," Wayne Martindale similarly describes the hell-bound 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)

In a further discussion with McDonald, Lewis speaks of the issues of the dirty ghosts and the reality of heaven and hell. The question of choices comes up and Macdonald says this,

"Milton was right," said my Teacher. "The choice of every lost sould can be expressed in the words, 'Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven'. ..... There is always something they prefer to joy — that is, to reality." (ibid, The Great Divorce, Allen Adams)

Lewis sees the importance of free moral agency in the choice between good and evil, submission and rebellion, agape love and self-love, for the Holy God ultimately honors our choices, whether for good or evil, as demonstrated by the unwise and wicked choices of contemporary secular and cosmic transhumanists, apostates and others of that persuasion:

"The moral dissimilarity creates hell.  For those beings who are morally dissimilar to God, hell is their final place.  For those creatures who are morally similar to God, with some likeness to God, heaven is their place because their nature belongs there."  A.W. Tozer, The Attributes of God

Choosing pride and self-centeredness they unwisely reject our Savior and His offer of Paradise, and like a dog returning to its' own vomit, return to the vomit of ancient paganism revamped, revised and made 'scientifically' palatable for modern Western consumption. Thus their envy and self-idolatry lead to the conceptual murder of God and the rejection of His work on the cross, which means that by their own choice, they shut themselves out of paradise. So Lewis makes this point, saying that Hell is of their choosing:

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

Since the hell-bound willfully choose hell:

"Hell is the greatest compliment God has ever paid to the dignity of human freedom." G.K. Chesterton

The hell of hell will be the conscious thought that it is forever:

"You will look up on the throne of God, and it shall be written, "Forever!" When the damned jingle the burning irons of their torments, they shall say, "Forever!" When they howl, echo cries, "Forever!"  Charles Spurgeon, Future Punishment a Fearful Thing, Sermon 682

© Linda Kimball

 

Nihilism: The West's Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate

The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions.” (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey’s Readers; earstohear.net)
 
 Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist philosophers agrees.  In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality," Sponville observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in transcendent Biblical morality and traditions.   That overt and implied atheism has all but supplanted Biblical beliefs pleases yet simultaneously frightens Sponville as he clearly sees that if Western civilization entirely ceases to be Christian it will fall into something like a refined nihilism.  And if we believe that nothing remains,
 
"....we might as well throw in the towel at once.   We would have nothing left to oppose to either fanaticism from without or to nihilism from within---and, contrary to what many people seem to think, nihilism is the primary danger.  We would belong to a dead civilization, or at least a dying one....Wealth has never sufficed to make a civilization, poverty, even less so.  Civilizations require culture, imagination, enthusiasm and creativity, and none of these things come without courage, work and effort."    Without these necessities, "Good night...the Western world has decided to replace faith with somnolence." (pp. 28-29)
 

Sponville admits that in his younger years he had believed in the supernatural God of Revelation and been raised a Christian.  Up till around the age of eighteen his faith was powerful. But then he embraced evolutionary scientism and fell away, and this falling away said Sponville, was liberating because for the liberated autonomous 'self' whose life no longer has any ultimate meaning or purpose there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do, or why his friends should not live in the way that they find most advantageous to themselves.
 

But the lies, amoralism and perverse license, the nihilism Sponville rejoices in becomes an unbearable source of horror and dread when reproduced in millions of souls.  Sponville is right to fear the spread of nihilism, for when multiplied by millions it means there is no longer an ultimate, transcendent source of unchanging truth and moral law independent of sinful men, and as Sponville knows, therefore dreads, the lie is the father of violence:
 

"(The lie) is the word, act, sign of cunning or silence which makes use of wiles to deceive (all who seek) truth....the attitude of the liar, who full of subtlety, audacity and at times cruel cynicism, misleads his neighbor into the quick sands of falsity.  The use of the lie reveals the liar as a person of evil intentions.  He who tells lies as a way of getting ahead lacks a love of truth (he or she is) a self-centered dissimulator, cunningly manipulating his fellowmen for his own evil purposes."   (The Roots of Violence, Rev. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J., p.29)
 
 Nihilism is the satanically inverted philosophy of violence, lies and license of America’s president, his cabinet, and the amoral progressive ruling class of which they are members.  It is also the philosophy of the Marquis de Sade, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx and the Sophist Callicles in Plato’s ‘Georgias’ who declares:
 

The fact is this: luxury and licentiousness and liberty, if they have the support of force, are virtue and happiness and the rest of these embellishments-—the unnatural covenants of mankind-—are all mere stuff and nonsense.” (Making Gay Okay, Reilly, pp. 31-32)
 

In other words, with a consensus of lies backed by force and the threat of violence, the Revelation of God, the Christian Church, virtue, true truth, marriage, gender, your children, your humanity, your wealth, your home, your business, and your Constitutional rights become whatever agents of violence and the mobs in back of them want them to be or not to be from one moment to the next.
 

What nihilism has already led to in England, said Nate Steuer of Jeremiah Cry Ministries, are buildings that once served as churches that are now museums, stores and even nightclubs, a strong belief in evolution and a strong homosexual-rights movement:
 

 "They don't want to hear the gospel. The gospel is pressed down,' and the homosexual-rights movement is so rooted in England that Christians are afraid to go 'into the streets and preach,' fearing what the LBGT community will do."  ("Fate of Christianity in UK not too far from U.S., warns evangelist," Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow.com, July 8, 2014)
 
Evolutionary scientism is a form of nihilism leading in practice to dehumanization, demoralization, reckless irresponsibility and genocide.   It is a sham science said G.K. Chesterton.  It is a license by which the stupidest,
 
 "...or wickedest action is supposed to become reasonable or respectable, not by having found a reason in scientific fact, but merely by having found any sort of excuse in scientific language."  The program and attitude of scientism is a "serpent....as slippery as an eel," a "demon...as elusive as an elf," an "evil and elusive creature."   (The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 43) 
 

Evolutionary scientism has amply demonstrated itself as a virulently anti-human, catastrophically destructive, demonically murderous worldview. In just the first eighty-seven years of the twentieth century, violent spirits who love evil and devouring words and breathe out slaughter and death brutally exterminated between 100-170 million un-evolved 'subhuman' men, women, and children in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
 

In the Soviet Union, the Triune God-and-human hating nihilist of violence, 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, the 'death' of the God of Revelation allows unfettered violence against millions of people because they are no longer the immutable image-bearers of the Triune God but rather expendable products of evolution on a par with slime, weeds, slugs and rocks.  Empowered by evolutionary scientism, Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, "the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species." 
 

Fueled by hate, contempt and murderous rage 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 gas chambers, ovens, and the liquidation of eleven million "useless eaters" and other undesirables.
 

Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the two regimes of nihilism, 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 in England, evolutionary scientism has replaced the God of Revelation, thus with the animalization of Americans millions of unborn humans have already been aborted, growing numbers of unwanted adults euthanized and late-term unborn babies cruelly dismembered.  
 
 Writing in, "New York Abortion Bill Allows Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them" Steven Ertelt reports that New York is already the abortion/murder capital of the United States, with practically no oversight of the industry.   Throughout the second trimester, developing babies can be completely dismembered,
 

"... even when they can feel pain (by) pulling the baby out piece by piece until the mother’s uterus is empty. After the abortion, the abortionist must reassemble the child’s body to ensure nothing has been left inside the child’s mother." (LifeNews.com | 5/20/14 6:28 PM)
 

What nihilists now demand for late-term abortions that will be legalized in New York by the abortion-expanding Women’s Equality Act, is the murder of babies,
 

"... by sliding a needle filled with a chemical agent, such as digoxin, into the beating heart, before being delivered."
 

Then there is Wisconsin-based abortionist Dennis Christensen and his partner Bernard Smith who have performed 85,000 to 95,000 abortions in a 40 year period:
 

So I see it as a calling, I guess,” Christensen said. “But I’ve been called, I’ve served and now I’d like to call someone else.”  (Abortionist Who’s Killed 95,000 Babies in Abortions: “I See It as a Calling” Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com, 7/7/14)
 

Something "called him" to murder 95,000 babies, but it wasn't the Holy God of Revelation.
 

When for millions of nihilists the God of Revelation does not exist and life has no higher, fixed meaning or purpose with neither hope of an afterlife nor any accountability to their Maker for their actions here in this world, then men no longer have reason and purpose for being good, thus are free to be evil.  They are at liberty to invoke meaningless law and perverted justice to destroy freedom, dismember babies, and force disordered appetites upon men, women, and children.  They are free to accuse the good man of evil, to enslave other people and deprive them of life-sustaining electricity, gas, and water.  With this freedom they vandalize and plunder the property and wealth of others and throw our borders open to floods of illegals, rapists, drug-lords, terrorists, pedophiles, murderers and other sinister individuals.
 
Nihilists can freely lie so as to "normalize" whatever wicked fantasies and schemes they desire, such as global warming/cooling/change, redistributive justice, common core, 'gay' equality and Decadence Festivals:   
 
 The Southern Decadence Festival is one of our nation’s most notorious celebrations of sodomy, public sex acts, prostitution, drunkenness, and worse, but is by no means the only such festival….decadence festivals are held over and across post-Christian America and Western Europe as well as in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Belarus, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, China, S. Africa, India and Taipei.” (Sex slaves, sexual anarchy and decadence festivals: ominous signs of something really rotten,” L. Kimball, Renew America, Oct. 25, 2012)

A society of nihilists is a welcome mat to human predators of every stripe from drug lords, ISIS, and the Muslim Brotherhood to flesh-peddlers and the world's criminal elite: the occult Luciferian New World Order super-wealthy criminal consortium and their merciless leftwing and rightwing allies.   This cohort of sinister nihilists believe in nothing, know only hate, contempt, violence, greed and egotism and share a foundational hatred of the Tri-Personal God of Revelation, faithful Christians and Jews and  traditional Christian grounded Western and American civilization.
 

In the impeccably documented book, "Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie," Bruce Walker describes the super-wealthy consortium and their like-minded allies as Sinisterists, making political labels like Far Right (Nazis/Fascists), liberals and Far Left (Progressives, Bolsheviks, Marxists, Communists) and even like-minded Radical Muslims the same thing.
 

What unite all Sinisterists are their hatreds:
 

"They hate Christians...Jews...America (and) Israel.  They hate truth.  They hate the very idea of truth.  They hate the idea of humans as unique and special in the universe.  They hate the idea of a great moral purpose unfolding in our lives.  Sinisterism is a bundle of connected hatreds.  For the sake of their hatreds, Sinisterists lust for power." (preface)
 

Because Sinisterists hate the idea of man as God's spiritual image-bearer they have 'killed' the Triune God and forced nihilistic Darwinism upon us because it reduces mankind to less than nothing.  They also invent words and sound-bite phrases such as heterosexist, homophobe, global change and nonexistent categories of mankind such as "racial species" and "emerging genders" that imprison thought.   Following are some other examples:
 

1. Multiculturalism: the stealthy destruction of America's traditional Christian based culture by insidious elevation of pagan and pantheist cultures and belief systems in the name of politically correct tolerance, pluralism and inclusion.
 

2.'Gay rights/'gay' marriage: rebellion against and negation of the two created sexes, procreation, and the idea of normal.
 

3. Political correctness, speech codes, sensitivity training, and hate crime laws:  psychic-cages for the minds of traditional-values Americans.
 

4. Perverse sex education: As was the case in the Soviet Union, its ultimate purpose is the subversion and perversion of our youth---the awakening of the Devil, as Karl Marx's comrade Bakunin admitted.
 

5. Critical theory: the mindless vomiting out of destructive criticism upon everything good, true, excellent, normal, and traditional.
 

6. Global change, Agenda 21, Green Movement, redistributive justice: the evisceration of our standard of living and individual liberties in order to 'save the planet' — in other words, penury, misery, death and slavery on behalf of Gaia.
 

7. Sustainability: Extreme population control calling for the annihilation of billions of people to achieve spiritual communism.
 

8. Religious pluralism: the erasure of faithful Judaism, Christian theism and America's founding Christian-based worldview by way of elevating Wicca, animism, Islam, New Age occult spirituality, Gnostic paganism, Buddhism,  shamanism, goddess worship, Luciferian Masonry and atheism in the name of politically correct tolerance and inclusion.
 

In order to destroy rational thinking, nihilists use words and phrases (i.e., change, "make love not war," "we are Trayvon" "evolution is an established fact of science") to create images rather than ideas and then concentrate on endless repetition of the same word-pictures,
 

"...to create a hypnotic effect to defend an otherwise hopeless case.  Sinisterists use the same words over and over again."   (p.12)
 

Nihilism’s black heart is the worship of lies, particularly the Big Lie of evolution.   'Elite' transnational Robert Muller, father of Common Core Curriculum and former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and former Chancellor of the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica speaks of the fate that will befall all politically incorrect thinkers, especially anti-evolutionists:
 

"...all those who hold contrary beliefs" to politically correct thought favored for the "next  phase of evolution" will "disappear."  A hellish fate awaits all who resist political and spiritual globalization, "…those who criticize the UN are anti-evolutionary, blind, self-serving people.  Their souls will be parked in a special corral of the universe for having been retarding forces, true aberrations in the evolution and ascent of humanity."  (False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 133)
 

With malice aforethought, sinister nihilists have dumbed-down Westerners and Americans by infiltrating our education institutions and even our seminaries with nihilist philosophies, propaganda and schemes such as evolutionary scientism, perverse sex education, so-called 'higher Biblical criticism,' critical theory, multiculturalism and revised history. 
 

As evolutionary scientism and the relativity of truth are fatal doctrines-- types of nihilism that deny objective truth and reality--- they result in the rapid disintegration of critical thinking, faith in God, respect and manners resulting in a twisted, inverted society dominated by moral imbeciles---narcissistic despots, thugs, human parasites and bizarre polymorphously perverse beings--- at every level of government and society who know how they feel and what they covet and are thus entitled to but can't think straight, can't spell, and don't know right from wrong.
 

It should be obvious by now, said Walker, that the relations of people in American and Western society are growing coarser,
 

".....more dishonest....shallower....lonelier...more desperate for the narcotics of power, applause and fear as we perceive ourselves moving closer to the status of gods and goddesses.  If we choose, as individuals, that idolatry, then we are doomed.  All the dystopian nightmares of Orwell, Bradbury, Huxley and others will become real all too soon....we will (either) surrender to thugs governing enslaved nations or embittered terrorists." (p. 252)
 

Our so-called “scientifically enlightened” age is an age of nihilism.  Ecstatic with the voluptuous delight of destruction which rolls humans into satanic depths, nihilists keep pushing society to the brink of social chaos and suicide:
 

The Modern Liberal 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) 
 

Nihilism is lawlessness, idolatry, violence, perversion, fear, terrors of mind, and horrors of conscience and loss of true freedom since the despair of nihilism ends in man’s slavery to his dark side, death and damnation.
 

In his poem "The Second Coming," Yeats reveals the murderous delight of de Sade's, Nietzsche's, Marx's, and Callicles modern offspring:
 

"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are
Full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand."
 

If Western and American nihilists continue to set the God of Revelation aside in favor of "self" and what they really do know are lies and empty, shallow, meaningless evil, then a tyranny of evil will come upon us swiftly and terribly.  But there is another path before us: the way of repentance, truth, decency and God's Divine Truth.  His eternally unchanging Truth will set us free. We should choose the path of Truth and goodness:
 

"On that choice hangs the fate of humanity. People will either embrace goodness or deny that goodness can exist and commit moral suicide (and) worship The Lie."   (ibid, Walker, p. 252)
 

People who choose the way of true truth will find the goodness and Light of God.  As they follow the Way of Truth they will stumble sometimes, occasionally journey down blind alleys, and perhaps be on the wrong side of causes at times, but they,
 

"...will never lose hope or the help of other normal people and the Blessed Creator of the Universe." (ibid, p. 233)
 

The narrow way leads ever up toward truth, light, beauty, goodness, courage, hope, peace and eternal physical life in an unimaginably beautiful Paradise.   The other way is a broad highway spilling into a downward spiraling vortex marked by the despair of nihilism, the darkness of lies, the sulphuric stench of soul-destroying hate, and the horror of nothingness finally issuing into an eternity in outer darkness.
 

 2014 @Linda Kimball

 

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
 
 

America's Ruling Class Beast

Among the consequences of the spiritual and moral famine within the Christian Church is the external madness and paranoia-and-hate inducing network of lies blinding and imprisoning Americans in a downward-spiraling vortex of moral confusion, fear, cowardice, apathy and delusion.

Sex, technology and entertainment glutted Christians and secular Americans are blind to the fact that our society is quickly falling into the graveyard of socialism, enforced sexual deviance and psychological and physical terror that Russia, the former Soviet Union, is still trying to climb out of.   Like the former Soviet Union, America has consigned the living Triune God, His unchanging Truth and Moral Law to outer darkness.    Thus the Biggest Lie we have collectively accepted is His replacement---the lie of evolutionary scientism that was force-fed to Russians, especially their children.  Its inverted account of the beginning of everything means there is no living, personal God, men and women are not His spiritual image-bearers and there was no fall, thus man is not a sinner in need of a Savior. 

Instead, all humans are depersonalized genderless conscious products of natural forces in process of change (evolution) over time.  In this madness-inducing way of reasoning there is neither unchanging truth and moral law nor two created sexes but rather genetic superiority or inferiority, moral relativism and continuously emerging orientations because all things are in continuous process of change.  Thus morally informed objections against tyranny, murder, betrayal, treason, theft, sodomy, lesbianism, 'gay' marriage, pederasty, sadism, Satanism and Sharia are meaningless since these vices, appetites and twisted beliefs are also the products of  America’s ‘new’ Baals: change, time, the 'god' evolution and scientism.

Because the evolution Baal’s greatest appeal is to pride, covetousness, greed, envy, vengeance and lust for power and control of others, the sickening, spreading stench of evil---narcissism, malignant narcissism, intolerance of truth, intellectual deviance, brazen lying, scapegoating, and lack of empathy---has already cast this generation into the entryway of a hellish crucible of madness running red with the blood of millions of tiny, unborn humans---their spines cut, brains sucked out, and body parts tossed into waste receptacles like garbage.

"The beast has licked hot human blood.  The man-killing machine is brought into motion."  (Russian socialist Yuri Martov, head of the Menshaviks, 1918;  The Black Book of Communism, Courtois, Werth, Panne, Paczkowski, Bartosek, Margolin, p. 736)

Out of a fiery crucible a Beast is arising just as it did in the Soviet Union.  Its vile, insane head lolls askew and its slobbering, leering lips drool in anticipation. It is a power-hungry, sex-crazed, hate fueled Beast of madness, idolatry, sadism, sodomy and lesbianism:

Soviet sexologists in the 1920s participated in the international movement for sexual reform…a pamphlet titled 'The Sexual Revolution in Russia'…stated: Soviet legislation bases itself on the following principle: it declares the absolute non-interference of the State and society into sexual matters as long as nobody is injured, and no one’s interests are encroached upon. Concerning homosexuality, sodomy, and various other forms of sexual gratification, which are set down in European legislation as offenses against public morality---Soviet legislation treats these the same as so-called “natural” intercourse.” (Soviet Union in the 1920s: Scientific, not Utopian, www.workers.org)

Birth of the Beast

By the end of WWI, socialists realized that something was amiss, for the world's proletariat had not heeded Marx's call to rise up in opposition to evil the God of Revelation and capitalism and to embrace atheism and communism instead.  They wondered what had gone wrong.

Separately, two Marxist theorists---Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary-concluded that the Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist new world order.  The West would have to be conquered and deconstructed first.

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

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

The Prototype

In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary.  Lukacs immediately set diabolical plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary.  Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated traditional family and the Christian Church would be dealt a crippling blow, he launched a perverse sex education program in the government controlled schools.  Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in intercourse and deviancy while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority.  All of this was accompanied by a reign of psychological and physical terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters. 

Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral pseudo-morality and perverse sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths.

Gramsci's prescription and Lukacs' plans were the precursor to what Cultural Marxism in the guise of the ACLU, SIECUS, GSLEN and the 'gay' juggernaut--acting as judicially-powered enforcers--later brought into American schools.

Building a base

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

The primary goal of the Frankfurt School was to translate Marxism from economic terms into cultural terms. It would provide the ideas on which to base a new political theory of revolution based on culture and harnessing new oppressed 'victim' groups for the faithless proletariat. Smashing religion, morals, it would also build a constituency among academics who could build careers studying and writing about the new oppression.

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

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

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

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

America's Rising Beast

While most Americans pray to God the Father Almighty Who created all men in His spiritual image, Americas' evolutionary humanist ruling class totalitarians:

"...prays to themselves as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image," observes Angelo M. Codevilla in his insightful essay, "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It." (p. xix)

As genetically and spiritually superior elites, the sodomy-favoring Ruling Class naturally think un-evolved (genetically inferior) American hominids are completely unfit to run their own lives. Calling our attention to the amorality, hypocrisy and ruthlessness of the Ruling Class, Codevilla notes that since any:

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

To preserve its' delusional self-conception as gods, the Ruling Class stealthily replaced God the Father with Darwinism, the Bible with scientism, faithful priests with pseudo-priests of science and evolution and the First Commandment with "Thou shall worship no other God but the Ruling Class Beast."

In this light we can see why:

"Homofascism is the order of the day and Christian 'intolerance' simply will not be tolerated (and this is why) CEO and co-founder of Mozilla Brendan Eich is forced to resign because of his $1,000 donation to Prop 8 six years ago." Christians, buckle up, "Your whole world is about to change. The Rainbowshirts are emboldened and they’ve broken out the long knives."  They smell blood in the water, "I’ve often said that these folks want those who speak Biblical truth about human sexuality and legitimate marriage either 1) dead, 2) imprisoned or, if they can have neither of these, 3) marginalized to the point where they can’t even support their families." Freedom is hanging on by a thread, America, "and it is those who worship the sin of Sodom that are determined to finish it off once and for all." (Why Are They Called ‘Homofascists’? Here’s Why… " J. Matt Barber, April 5, 2014,  American Prophet)

Further examples of America's Ruling Class Beast:

"Obama Laughs, Fist Bumps Crossdresser for Saying He Has Sex With Men"  (Heather Clark, christiannews.net, 7/15/2014) 

"Official U.S. Policy: Defer to Islam, Require World to Accept Sodomy" (barbwire.com, 7/12/2014)

"Obama prepares pardons for terrorists"  (Cliff Kincaid, Renew America, July 14, 2014)

Depravity

The Beasts' conscience is depraved, and this is one of the most evil and destructive forces in any society.   In his Commentary on Psalm 33/2, 8, St. Augustine notes that a depraved conscience is the miserable condition of all whose pride makes them refuse to face their own conscience lest they be overwhelmed by the wickedness they find there. (Day by Day with Saint Augustine, Donald X. Burt, p. 107)

In this light the Beast is revealed as a self-righteous hypocrite, a malignant narcissist and pathological liar who refuses to tolerate the knowledge of his own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness, thus is constantly engaged in sweeping the evidence of his own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of his depraved conscience in order to preserve his carefully constructed public image.   While the Beast refuses to see his own wickedness he clearly sees and constantly remarks upon and salaciously gossips about the weaknesses and failings of other people, especially those whom he resents, in this case, all morally decent straight males and females, faithful Christians and Jews.

Ultimately, the Beasts' depraved conscience is the result of a strong will determined to have its’ own way, thus St. Augustine points to a wicked will as the cause of all evil and suffering. This is because the depraved companions of the wicked will are pride, covetousness, envy and lust for power over other people.

In contrast to the Beast, the more humble in spirit, some of whom may suffer from lesbian and homosexual attractions, are people who do not see themselves as righteous, who question their own motives, search their own conscience and repent of their sins. Unpleasant and even painful though it may be, their sense of personal sin is precisely that which keeps their sin from getting out of hand.  Hence it is a great blessing because it is a safeguard against the human proclivity for evil.

Over and against the humble in spirit, the willfulness of the wicked will is extraordinary and always accompanied by a lust for power, thus narcissists are more likely than most to gravitate to positions of power and influence.

When narcissism is so hardened that the capacity for empathy is lost, the narcissist has descended into malignant narcissism.  Malignant narcissism negates restraints that result from empathy with and for our fellow human beings.   This motivates malignant narcissists such as Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler to not just dehumanize and scapegoat other people but to spiritually and physically crucify them….to murder them:

"Before exterminating his enemies, Stalin had them displayed in public in a show trial.  Lenin had introduced this strategy in 1922...Stalin merely improved on the formula and made it a permanent feature of his apparatus of repression..." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 746)

By transferring their own wickedness onto others through projection and scapegoating, malignant narcissists cause evil and suffering in our world.  For example, when they acquire domination over their own families they create miniature totalitarian societies, crucibles of torment characterized by pathological lying, confusion, deception, isolation, suspicion, deviancy, craziness, despair, cruelty, paranoia, rage, psychological manipulation, projection, scapegoating and crucifixion of  scapegoats. Crucifixion generally consists of merciless character destruction, cruel ridicule, false accusations of guilt, sadistic psychological bullying and physical abuse.

America's Ruling Class Beast is now identified as a malignant narcissist whose wicked will seeks to impose itself upon the wills of all morally decent straight males, females, and their children by overt or covert coercion in order to dominate, shame, terrorize, psychologically bully, and physically punish and crucify them in a variety of ways but especially through destruction of the innocence and goodness of their children by making them over in the Beasts' own evil image.  This evil is the result of envy, the essence of which is sadism: unholy pleasure received from harming other people.

The Beast therefore receives pleasure from tormenting, perverting and avenging itself on morally straight society, its children and traditional life-sustaining social institutions.  Like its’ father the devil the Beast is intolerant of everything good, decent, true and innocent, hence it forces submission of straight society to its will while it sadistically destroys the traditional family and the innocence of all youth who have survived our abortion mills.

As it was in the Soviet Union, America's Ruling Class Beast will eventually be devoured by another, more hideous beast that waits in the wings of Hell for when the rebellious spirit and will of American narcissism has finally been cast down, utterly broken and crying out for one to save it.  Then like the demonized Stalin or Hitler it will come forth and the tyranny, terror and bloodletting will commence in full and run from the hands of all who have not repented.   In this way they will condemn and destroy themselves.

"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9

As an atheist Alexander Solzhenitsyn was cast into the Soviet Union's manmade hells on earth known as the Gulag system.  He suffered the torments of hell for seven years, repented and arose from hell a new man, a Christian prophet.   He came to our country more than forty years ago to warn Americans to wake-up, to mend their ways and repent before a tyranny of evil casts American society into hell.   But America did not listen.

 Since Solzhenitsyn, other watchers are even now trying to warn us.  Will we wake-up and listen this time?  Or must we be purged and brought to repentance in a man-made hell right here in America?

@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

Evolutionary Humanism: the Religion of Antichrist and Man as God

“There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods.     Corliss Lamont, "The Philosophy of Humanism" 1982

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.” George Orwell, 1984  

Orwell’s terrifying dystopian novel ‘1984’ reveals the cunning methods, diabolical mindset and ultimate goal of power for the sake of power driving all evolutionary humanist agendas from the 20th century to America’s ruling class humanists.  

First, replace Jehovah with natural science and evolution in order to dehumanize and demoralize the masses.  This move will result in a transformation of consciousness leading to the death of Jehovah in the hearts of the masses.  Second, accustom morally corrupt  masses to worship the State, the god that gives moral sanction to sin and transforms the stones of this world into bread.

America’s ruling class, or Party, consists of omnipotent god-men who pray to themselves,

"...as saviors of the planet and as shapers of mankind in their own image," observes Angelo M. Codevilla in his insightful essay, "The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do about It." (p. xix)

Their souls are turned inward, away from the Light of the Holy God and into the infinite darkness and smallness of ‘self.’ Their conscience is depraved and dead to sin, and a depraved conscience is the most destructive force in political, social, economic, religious and cultural life. This is because though the intellect remains intact, reason is warped and inverted, thus useless for pursuit of the good, the just and the true. Guided by a depraved conscience, reason is used in pursuit of gratification of ‘self’ at any cost. This is sophistry.

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

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

With every day the previous day’s Big Lies, power-grabbing, betrayals, deliberate trouble-making, sexualization and perversion of our children, and other acts of evil are appear more numerous and brazen than the day before.

It is intellectually impossible to understand the sinister worldview of evolutionary humanism in either its secular materialist or pantheist forms nor the utterly perverse, satanically inverted, nihilistic paradigm humanists have forced into every institution of American culture encompassing the family, media, education, arts, music, law, politics, medicine, history, and even the Church unless it is viewed through the lens of dialectical materialism.

Evolutionary humanism is of the worldview of pagan monism and is held in common by pantheism and spiritualism and dates back to antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems.  It is a syncretic mixture of ancient Greek materialism, Hermetic magic, esoteric Kabbalah, alchemical scientism and Buddhist nihilism and refers to the idea that the universe of matter possesses the emergent properties of divinity, spirit, mind, choice, and action. Thus the Hindu-style evolutionary theist Teilhard de Chardin could teach that after millions of years of evolution the properties of spirit and divinity had finally emerged, hence all matter is now spiritual and divine.  With the divinization of matter the most highly evolved individuals are able to claim possession of a spark of divinity, making them gods who can do whatever they please.   

Evolutionary humanism is philosophically nihilist as it holds that there is no Jehovah ‘above,’ no hell below, no individual souls, no angels and demons and no unchanging truths, principles, moral standards, meaning or purpose for life since everything existing, even the conscious life of man, is an aspect of the universe of matter in motion.

Not only is the earth alive and evolving up, up, up on an evolutionary escalator to a mystical, magical Singularity/Omega, but so too are the Bible, Christianity, the Constitution, America’s sovereignty, history and society as they are also living aggregates of matter in a continuous state of change.

 Since the end of WW II, secular evolutionary humanism has been bleeding over into its' pantheist counterpart (Cosmic Humanism).  Brooks Alexander observes that because secular humanism and pantheist humanism share evolution in common and are from the same root they tend to cross-pollinate and mingle,

“….producing a brood of offspring that exhibits the genetic heritage of its parents in a confused and confusing array.  Soon it becomes impossible to say whether a given movement, trend or school of thought is a secular impulse that has absorbed Eastern/occult values, or an Eastern/occult teaching that has dressed itself in secular language.” (The Rise of Cosmic Humanism: What is Religion? Brooks Alexander, SCP Journal, 1981-82, p. 2)

Evolutionary trans-humanism is an example of the cross-pollination described by Brooks. Trans-humanism is a powerfully influential global ‘elite’ movement that long ago leap-frogged off of Darwin’s biological conception to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s quasi-Hindu pantheist idea.  Now some trans-humanists believe they are on the verge of godhood by way of occult rituals, others believe highly evolved man is now ready to initiate a radical transfiguration of himself by merging his brain with technology with the long term goal of eventually transferring his ‘essence’ out of his decaying body and into an advanced robo-machine.  A Daily Mail article reports that,

...inserting technology into human brains is not the only thing going on. Some scientists also want to insert human brains into technology" ("Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers," Ian Morris, 6 February 2012, dailymail.co.uk)

 In “Secular Humanism is Evolution Atheism,” Ellis Washington, an adjunct professor at the National Paralegal College where he teaches Constitutional Law, writes that the “humanistic system of values has now become the predominant way of thinking in most of the power centers of society” including,

“…public schools K-12, as well as college, graduate schools, medical schools, business schools, journalism schools with administrators and faculty membership holding evolution atheist worldviews at the 90-95 percentile and conservative faculty (if any) are on average below 5 percent.  This egregious lack of intellectual diversity of America’s teachers and professors must change if there is hope for America’s survival.” (Washington, Renew America, Oct. 12, 2013) 

At the turn of the century, a brilliant visionary, the English Catholic theologian Robert Hugh Benson, foresaw the stunning events in connection with the sweeping transformation of consciousness we are witnessing here in America resulting in the wholesale rejection of the living God of Revelation in favor of evolutionary humanism.

Benson saw through the pretenses of secular humanism and its primary doctrine evolution, leading him to describe it and its’ ideological movement, Communism, as “quiet pantheism.”

In his book, “Lord of the World,” Benson predicted that evolutionary thinking would prepare apostate Westerners and Americans to not only embrace the ‘new’ pantheist humanist religion but to worship and adore Antichrist, for this human-god is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary change.   Mr. Felsenburgh (the Antichrist) is 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)

America had fallen into darkness, split asunder by earthquakes, and with the forced exile of the remaining faithful, Jehovah was finally gone.  Now at long last man’s natural Savior has arisen and the reign of God has really begun, and we are “all partakers of God” because God is in all men:

 “Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave.”  In His place is the evolved Son of Man, “a god because human and a man because so divine.” (pp. 93, 95)

@Linda Kimball

Falling Stars, Damnable Heresy, and the Spirit of Evolution

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22).

And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit." (Rev. 9:1)

In his Concise Commentary Matthew Henry identifies falling stars as tepid, indecisive, weak or apostate clergy who,

"Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the powers of hell against the churches of Christ."

John identifies antichrists, in this case clergy who serve the devil rather than Christ, sequentially.  First, like Bultmann, Teilhard de Chardin, Robert Funk, Paul Tillich, and John Shelby Spong, they specifically deny the living, personal Holy Trinity in favor of Gnostic pagan, immanent or Eastern pantheist conceptions.   Though God the Father Almighty in three Persons upholds the souls of men and maintains life and creation, His substance is not within nature (space-time dimension) as pantheism maintains, but outside of it.  Sinful men live within nature and are burdened by time and mortality; God is not.   

Second, the specific denial of the Father logically negates Jesus the Christ, the Word who was in the beginning (John 1), was with God, and is God from the creation of all things (1 John 1).  In a pre-incarnate theophany, Jesus is the Angel who spoke “mouth to mouth” to Moses (Num. 12:6-9; John 9:20) and at sundry times and in many ways “spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, last of all…” (Hebrews 1:1)  Jesus the Christ is the incarnate Son of God who is the life and light of men, who by His shed blood on the Cross died for the remission of all sins and bestowed the privilege of adoption on all who put their faith in Him. Therefore, to deny the Holy Father is to logically deny the deity of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, hence,

 “…every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist . . . and even now already is it in the world” (1 John 4:3).

According to Peter (2 Peter 2:1), falling stars will work among the faithful, teaching damnable heresies that deny the Lord, cause the fall of men into unbelief, and bring destruction upon themselves:   

The natural parents of modern unbelief turn out to have been the guardians of belief.”  Many thinking people came at last “to realize that it was religion, not science or social change that gave birth to unbelief.  Having made God more and more like man---intellectually, morally, emotionally---the shapers of religion made it feasible to abandon God, to believe simply in man.” (James Turner of the University of Michigan in “American Babylon,” Richard John Neuhaus, p. 95)

Falling Stars and Damnable Heresy

Almost thirty years ago, two well-respected social science scholars, William Sims Bainbridge and Rodney Stark found themselves alarmed by what they saw as a rising tide of irrationalism, superstition and occultism---channeling cults, spirit familiars, necromancers, Wiccans, Satanists, Luciferians, goddess worshippers, 'gay' shamans, Hermetic magicians and other occult madness at every level of society, particularly within the most influential--- Hollywood, academia and the highest corridors of political power.

Like many scientists, they were equally concerned by Christian opposition to naturalistic evolution.  As is common in the science community, they assumed the cause of these social pathologies was somehow due to fundamentalism, their term for authentic Christian theism as opposed to liberalized Christianity.  Yet to their credit, the research they undertook to discover the cause was conducted both scientifically and with great integrity.  What they found was so startling it caused them to re-evaluate their attitude toward authentic Christian theism.  Their findings led them to say:

"It would be a mistake to conclude that fundamentalists oppose all science (when in reality they but oppose) a single theory (that) directly contradicts the bible. But it would be an equally great mistake to conclude that religious liberals and the irreligious possess superior minds of great rationality, to see them as modern personalities who have no need of the supernatural or any propensity to believe unscientific superstitions. On the contrary...they are much more likely to accept the new superstitions. It is the fundamentalists who appear most virtuous according to scientific standards when we examine the cults and pseudo-sciences proliferating in our society today." ("Superstitions, Old and New," The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. IV, No. 4; summer, 1980)

In more detail they observed that authentic ‘born again’ Christians are far less likely to accept cults and pseudoscientific beliefs while the irreligious and liberalized Christians (i.e., progressive Catholics, Protestant emergent, NAR, word faith, prosperity gospel) are open to unscientific notions.  In fact, these two groups are most disposed toward occultism.

 As Bainbridge and Stark admitted, evolution directly contradicts the Bible, beginning with the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.  This means that evolution is the antithesis of the Genesis account. For this reason, discerning Christians refuse to submit to the evolutionary thinking that has swept Western and American society.  Nor do they accept the evolutionary theism brought into the whole body of the Church by weak, tepid, indecisive, or apostate clergy. 

Over eighty years ago, Rev. C. Leopold Clarke wrote that priests who embrace evolution (evolutionary theists) are apostates from the ‘Truth as it is in Jesus.’ (1 John2:2)  Rev. Clarke, a lecturer at a London Bible college, discerned that evolution is the antithesis to the Revelation of God in the Deity of Jesus Christ, thus it is the greatest and most active agent of moral and spiritual disintegration:

It is a battering-ram of unbelief---a sapping and mining operation that intends to blow Religion sky-high.  The one thing which the human mind demands in its conception of God, is that, being Almighty, He works sovereignly and miraculously---and this is the thing with which Evolution dispenses….Already a tremendous effect, on a wide scale has been produced by the impact of this teaching---an effect which can only be likened to the…collapse of foundations…” (Evolution and the Break-Up of Christendom, Philip Bell, creation.com, Nov. 27, 2012)

The faith of the Christian Church and of the average Christian has had, and still has, its foundation as much in the literal and historic meaning of Genesis, the book of beginnings revealed ‘mouth to mouth’ by the Angel to Moses, as in that of the person and deity of Jesus Christ.  But how horrible a travesty of the sacred office of the Christian Ministry to see church leaders more eager to be abreast of the times, than earnestly contending for the Faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3).  It is high time, said Rev. Clarke, that the Church,

 “…. separated herself from the humiliating entanglement attending her desire to be thought up to date…What, after all, have custodians of Divine Revelation to do making terms with speculative Biology, which has….no message of comfort or help to the soul?” (ibid)

The primary tactic employed by priests eager to accommodate themselves and the Church to modern science and evolutionary thinking is predictable.  It is the argument that evolution is entirely compatible with the Bible when we see Genesis, especially the first three chapters, in a non-literal, non-historical context.  This is the argument embraced and advanced by mega-church pastor Timothy J. Keller.  

With a position paper Keller published with the theistic evolutionary organization Bio Logos he joined the ranks of falling stars (Catholic and Protestant priests) stretching back to the Renaissance.  Their slippery-slide into apostasy began when they gave into the temptation to embrace a non-literal, non-historical view of Genesis.  (A response to Timothy Keller’s ‘Creation, Evolution and Christian Laypeople,” Lita Cosner, Sept. 9, 2010, creation.com) 

This is not a heresy unique to modern times.  The early Church Fathers dealt with this damnable heresy as well, counting it among the heretical tendencies of the Origenists.  Fourth-century Fathers such as John Chrysostom, Basil the Great and Ephraim the Syrian, all of whom wrote commentaries on Genesis, specifically warned against treating Genesis as an unhistorical myth or allegory.  John Chrysostom strongly warned against paying heed to these heretics,

 “…let us stop up our hearing against them, and let us believe the Divine Scripture, and following what is written in it, let us strive to preserve in our souls sound dogmas.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 31)

As St. Cyril of Alexandria wrote, higher theological, spiritual meaning is founded upon humble, simple faith in the literal and historic meaning of Genesis and one cannot apprehend rightly the Scriptures without believing in the historical reality of the events and people they describe. (ibid, Seraphim Rose, p. 40)

In the integral worldview teachings of the Fathers, neither the literal nor historical meaning of the Revelations of the pre-incarnate Jesus, the Angel who spoke to Moses, can be regarded as expendable.  There are at least four critically important reasons why.  First, to reduce the Revelation of God to allegory and myth is to contradict and usurp the authority of God, ultimately deny the deity of Jesus Christ; twist, distort, add to and subtract from the entire Bible and finally, to imperil the salvation of believers.

Scenarios commonly proposed by modern Origenists posit a cleverly disguised pantheist/immanent nature deity subject to the space-time dimension and forces of evolution. But as noted previously, it is sinful man who carries the burden of time, not God.  This is a crucial point, for when evolutionary theists add millions and billions of zeros (time) to God they have transferred their own limitations onto Him.  They have ‘limited’ God and made Him over in their own image. This is not only idolatrous but satanic.  

Additionally, evolution inverts creation.  In place of God’s good creation from which men fell there is an evolutionary escalator starting at the bottom with matter, then progressing upward toward life, then up and through the life and death of millions of evolved creatures that preceded humans by millions of years until at long last an apish humanoid emerges into which a deity that is always in a state of becoming (evolving) places a soul. 

Evolution amputates the entire historical precedent from the Gospel and makes Jesus Christ unnecessary as the atheist Frank Zindler enthusiastically points out: 

The most devastating thing that biology did to Christianity was the discovery of biological evolution.  Now that we know that Adam and Eve never were real people the central myth of Christianity is destroyed.  If there never was an Adam and Eve, there never was an original sin.  If there never was an original sin there is no need of salvation.  If there is no need of salvation there is no need of a saviour.  And I submit that puts Jesus…into the ranks of the unemployed.  I think evolution absolutely is the death knell of Christianity.” (“Atheism vs. Christianity,” 1996, Lita Cosner, creation.com, June 13, 2013)

None of this was lost on Darwin’s bulldog, Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1985).  Huxley was thoroughly familiar with the Bible, thus he understood that if Genesis is not the authoritative Word of God, is not historical and literal despite its’ symbolic and poetic elements, then the entirety of Scripture becomes a collection of fairytales resulting in tragic downward spiraling consequences as the Catholic Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation makes clear in part:  

By denying the historical truth of the first chapters of Genesis, theistic evolutionism has fostered a preoccupation with natural causes almost to the exclusion of supernatural ones.  By denying the several supernatural creative acts of God in Genesis, and by downplaying the importance of the supernatural activity of Satan, theistic evolutionists slip into a naturalistic mentality which seeks to explain everything in terms of natural causes.  Once this mentality takes hold, it is easy for men to regard the concept of spiritual warfare as a holdover from the days of primitive superstition.  Diabolical activity is reduced to material or psychological causes.  The devil and his demons come to be seen as irrelevant.  Soon ‘hell’ joins the devil and his demons in the category of antiquated concepts.  And the theistic evolutionist easily makes the fatal mistake of thinking that he has nothing more to fear from the devil and his angels.  According to Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the chief exorcist of Rome, there is a tremendous increase in diabolical activity and influence in the formerly Christian world.  And yet most of the bishops of Europe no longer believe in the existence of evil spirits….To the Fathers of the Church who believed in the truth of Genesis, this would be incredible.  But in view of the almost universal acceptance of theistic evolution, it is hardly surprising.” (The Difference it makes: The Importance of the Traditional Doctrine of Creation, Hugh Owen, kolbecenter.org)

Huxley had ‘zero’ respect for modern Origenists and received enormous pleasure from heaping piles of hot coals and burning contempt upon them, thereby exposing their shallow-reasoning, hypocrisy, timidity, fear of non-acceptance, and unfaithfulness.  With sarcasm dripping from his words he quipped,

I am fairly at a loss to comprehend how any one, for a moment, can doubt that Christian theology must stand or fall with the historical trustworthiness of the Jewish Scriptures. The very conception of the Messiah, or Christ, is inextricably interwoven with Jewish history; the identification of Jesus of Nazareth with that Messiah rests upon the interpretation of passages of the Hebrew Scriptures which have no evidential value unless they possess the historical character assigned to them. If the covenant with Abraham was not made; if circumcision and sacrifices were not ordained by Jahveh; if the “ten words” were not written by God’s hand on the stone tables; if Abraham is more or less a mythical hero, such as Theseus; the story of the Deluge a fiction; that of the Fall a legend; and that of the creation the dream of a seer; if all these definite and detailed narratives of apparently real events have no more value as history than have the stories of the regal period of Rome—what is to be said about the Messianic doctrine, which is so much less clearly enunciated? And what about the authority of the writers of the books of the New Testament, who, on this theory, have not merely accepted flimsy fictions for solid truths, but have built the very foundations of Christian dogma upon legendary quicksands?” (Darwin’s Bulldog---Thomas Huxley, Russell Grigg, creation.com, Oct. 14, 2008)

 Pouring more contempt on them he asked,

When Jesus spoke, as of a matter of fact, that "the Flood came and destroyed them all," did he believe that the Deluge really took place, or not? It seems to me that, as the narrative mentions Noah’s wife, and his sons’ wives, there is good scriptural warranty for the statement that the antediluvians married and were given in marriage; and I should have thought that their eating and drinking might be assumed by the firmest believer in the literal truth of the story. Moreover, I venture to ask what sort of value, as an illustration of God’s methods of dealing with sin, has an account of an event that never happened? If no Flood swept the careless people away, how is the warning of more worth than the cry of “Wolf” when there is no wolf? If Jonah’s three days’ residence in the whale is not an “admitted reality,” how could it “warrant belief” in the “coming resurrection?” … Suppose that a Conservative orator warns his hearers to beware of great political and social changes, lest they end, as in France, in the domination of a Robespierre; what becomes, not only of his argument, but of his veracity, if he, personally, does not believe that Robespierre existed and did the deeds attributed to him?” (ibid)

 Concerning Matthew 19:5:

If divine authority is not here claimed for the twenty-fourth verse of the second chapter of Genesis, what is the value of language? And again, I ask, if one may play fast and loose with the story of the Fall as a “type” or “allegory,” what becomes of the foundation of Pauline theology?” (ibid)

 And concerning Cor. 15:21-22:

If Adam may be held to be no more real a personage than Prometheus, and if the story of the Fall is merely an instructive “type,” comparable to the profound Promethean mythus, what value has Paul’s dialectic?” (ibid)

After much thought, C.S. Lewis concluded that evolution is the central, most radical lie at the center of a vast network of lies within which modern Westerners are entangled while Rev. Clarke identifies the central lie as the Gospel of another Spirit. The fiendish aim of this Spirit is to help men lose God, not find Him, and by contradicting the Divine Redeemer, compromising Priests are serving this Spirit and its’ diabolical purposes.  To contradict the Divine Redeemer is the very essence of unfaithfulness, and that it should be done while reverence is professed,

 “…. is an illustration of the intellectual and moral topsy-turvydom of Modernism…’He whom God hath sent speaketh the Words of God,’ claimed Christ of Himself (John 3:34), and no assumption of error can hold water in the face of that declaration, without blasphemy.”

Evolutionary theists are serving the devil, therefore “no considerations of Christian charity, of tolerance, of policy, can exonerate Christian leaders or Churches who fail to condemn and to sever themselves from compromising, cowardly, shilly-shallying priests”---the falling stars who “challenge the Divine Authority of Jesus Christ.” (ibid)

 The rebuttals, warnings and counsels of the Fathers against listening to Origenists (and their modern evolutionary counterparts) indicates that the spirit of antichrist operating through modern rationalistic criticism of the Revelation of God is not a heresy unique to our times but was inveighed against by early Church Fathers.

From the scholarly writings of the Eastern Orthodox priest, Fr. Seraphim Rose, to the incisive  analysis, rebuttals and warnings of the Catholic Kolbe Center, creation.com, Creation Research Institute, Rev. Clarke, and many other stalwart defenders of the faith once delivered, all are a clear, compelling call to the whole body of the Church to hold fast to the traditional doctrine of creation as it was handed down from the Apostles, for as God spoke and Jesus is the Living Word incarnate, it is incumbent upon the faithful to submit their wills to the Divine Will and Authority of God rather than to the damnable heresy proffered by falling stars eager to embrace naturalistic science and the devil's antithesis--- evolution.  But if it seem evil to you to serve the Lord, 

“…you have your choice: choose this day that which pleases you, whom you would rather serve….but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15  

2013 @Linda Kimball 

 

1 Tim. 4:1---Apostasy & the Dragon in the Church

Lutheran pastor, the Reverend Thomas Messer of Peace Lutheran Church in Alma, Michigan, has studied Revelation extensively and after an exhaustive survey of America's idolatrous, morally-relative post-Christian culture and narcissistic postmodern church he wonders if we may already be living in the 'little season' of Satan.  In his commentary on Revelation 9, Rev. Messer observes that during Satan's little season faithful worship of the living Triune God will be all but lost, as is occurring now, and people will worship anything and everything but Him, even an idol called Jesus or Christ in connection with the 'new' occult pagan spirituality moving with great speed and force into the Church.   

The 'new' spirituality overtaking the Church, America and the West is not new at all but is rather the reappearance of ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic grounded in pantheism and spiritism, Greco-Roman nature religions, Eastern mysticism/reincarnation/karma, spiritual and biological evolutionary conceptions, neo-platonism, the Enochian system of magic, Roisicrucianism, tantra, and tarot cards which are seen as the occult keys to the Oroboros (Cosmic Tree of Life).

From the seeker-sensitive (tares-friendly) theology of the emergent church growth movement with its emphasis on earthly bread and spiritual formation to Word Faith magic and the New Apostolic Reformation with its’ Super Apostles who “channel” spirits, all of these movements have a lot in common with the “new” occult spirituality, particularly Hermetic magic.

From the Renaissance to our own time, ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic repackaged for example, as Carl Jung’s demon-derived transpersonal and depth psychology, Mind Science, Alpha Course, Silva Mind Control Method, New Thought, yogic trance, hypnosis, Word Faith, the Force, centering, positive imaging, visualization, various meditation techniques, the Law of Attraction, and the multi-million dollar best-sellers A Course in Miracles and The Secret have been taking America and the West by storm:

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)

Hermeticism is the secret science of magic--- the occult way of immortality---invented by Hermes Trismegistus who lived in ancient Egypt around the time of Moses.  In “Biographa Antiqua” the English occultist Frances Barret writes that Hermes “communicated the sum of the Abyss, and divine knowledge to all posterity.”   The word ‘Abyss’ refers to pantheist and/or panentheist conceptions such as the Divine One Substance, World Soul, Brahman, Star-Maker, or with Hermes, the Universal Life personified by the Great Dragon  (Oroboros) from whose body and wings stream light in all directions.

The Hermetic principle speaks of the correlation between the Great Dragon (Oroboros) and the mind of man expressed in the magic formula, “As above, so below.”   As a powerful occult symbol, the Oroboros is the seething power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the Great Dragon figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

The Great Dragon is also symbolized by 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” (i.e., the Force, Cosmic Mind) corresponds to a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations of all supernatural entites.    Thus the Great Dragon’s body with its’ supposed multiple dimensions and life-giving serpent power not only powers the World Spirit  above (Jung’s collective unconscious with its archetypes) but reaches down below into the psyche and/or ‘subconscious,’  ‘personal unconscious,’ and/or Christ-consciousness stirring imagination and conferring psychic powers and divinity (you can be as God).

The foundation of Hermeticism is forbidden knowledge revealed to Hermes during a self-induced trance state resulting in the opening of his mind to contact with the Great Dragon who revealed to Hermes that his own nature is divine.  The Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus relates Hermes mystical encounter with the Great Dragon who called itself Poimandres, the Mind of the Universe that is within Hermes.  (www.themystica.com/)

Upon transforming itself into a glorious being of Light the Dragon proceeded to ‘illuminate’ Hermes with the forbidden knowledge that would eventually find its’ way into Christendom during the Renaissance and eventually into William James theory of the subconscious, Jung’s transpersonal and depth psychology and all of today’s Mind Sciences, occult meditation and Word Faith systems that hold out the promise of personal power by going within:

“….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.” (Norman Vincent Peale, “Positive Imaging,” 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)

Like 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 foe, it cannot become a reality to you…”  (The Fourth Dimension, Vol. 1, Yonggi Cho, 1979, 9-35, vol. 2, 18-33)

In “The Dust of Death,” British scholar Os Guinness argues that the two most common paths to contact with and even possession by spirits are mind-altering drugs and meditation techniques that place the mind in an altered state of consciousness (i.e., dreaming and visualization) that open the door to powers and principalities:

For those of our generation who stumble on the spirit world accidentally, the two most common paths are LSD and misapplied meditation techniques…Many who take acid regularly or who practice yoga or Zen meditation have found they have opened their minds to blackness and spiritism, seeing themselves as mediums and describing themselves as possessed.” (Guinness, pp. 298, 300)

Lifelong occult practitioner David Conway explains both the occult magic ritual (i.e., Zen Buddhism) and the eventual consequences…. madness, possession and even human sacrifice.   First the worshipper attunes himself (through dreaming and visualization, yogic trance, etc.) to the sacred mystery being performed (i.e., sending thoughts throughout the world and having them bring back whatever the practitioner wants), and then,

“…usually as the climax the presence of a particular deity is invoked (Now) the adept’s slightest gesture can thus extend through all the worlds of being into the depths of the Godhead (i.e., Oroboros), and any words he whispers will echo throughout the length and breadth of the universe…The climax to all magical ritual occurs when the adept draws into himself the astral force he has evoked so as to project it towards a chosen object.  To do this he must surrender his complete being to the astral force…waiting to possess it and this he does by cultivating….madness, akin to the divine frenzy of the Bacchantes….As he feels the force overflowing inside him the adept, while still visualizing the realized magical intention, bids it go forth to fulfill his wishes….For some magicians the dislocation of reason coincides with the moment of sacrifice.  Others perform this sacrifice before proceeding to the climax of the rite, arguing that the vital energy discharged by the victim’s blood assists the possessing entity to appear inside the circle….”(Magic: An Occult Primer, Conway, 1973, pp. 70,78,120, 198; emphasis added)

Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Tim. 4:1)

As apostasy overspreads the whole body of the Church and occult spiritism invades it, it is no wonder that Rev. Messer believes that what we are witnessing is the great falling away that takes place during Satan's little season when most people will worship the devil,

"There will be a great falling away from the faith in the Church, as foretold by our Lord and His apostles...so that the Church itself will accept evil and present it as good. Not only will people refuse to repent, but, influenced by Satan and his minions, they will promote sin as being salvific.  Murder will not only be condoned, but promoted in society as a good thing (abortion?)." 

Tragically, both unrepentant secular individuals and increasing numbers of sinless Christians are being seduced by an occult spiritual mythology that grew out of the Renaissance and maintains that man is not fallen, that he is ultimately perfectible through a process of evolution and that by “going within” he can attain psychic powers and realize that he is “God.”

The malignant mind holding out this seductive promise is the same fallen angel who tempted Adam and Eve in the garden with the words, “Ye shall be as Gods.” (Gen. 3:5)   Of course what he really means is that all who are seduced by his promise will end up in outer darkness along with the devil and his host.

@Linda Kimball

The Church-Growth Network, Change-Agent Pastors and the Churches of Prometheanism

In "What the Hell? Vatican caught on damnation of non-believers" Jonathan Owen reports that with a new Pope in place, the Catholic Church is keen to portray itself as open-minded, tolerant, modern and relevant.   But as Owen argues,  a recent suggestion by Pope Francis that atheists could also be "redeemed" by God has led the church to return to medieval rhetoric with an official Vatican spokesman forced to clarify that non-believers are indeed destined for hell.   (thereporter.com.au, 29th May 2013)

In a thinly veiled rebuke of the new Pope, Vatican spokesman Father Thomas Rosica made it abundantly clear that merely being "good" is not enough to avoid going to hell.  On the issue of "salvation" he remarked:

"They cannot be saved who, knowing the Church as founded by Christ and necessary for salvation, would refuse to enter her or remain in her." (ibid)

On his Friendly Atheist blog, Hemant Mehta wrote:

"We all knew that sense of one-ness and actions-speak-louder-than-prayers wasn't going to last very long." "Atheists, according to Christians, are going to hell unless we accept Christ's divinity. We already knew that. It was still an unusual and welcome gesture from the Pope to recognise that everyone, regardless of beliefs, can do good and 'be saved' - at least it was a step up from what we're used to hearing." (ibid)

Owen's arrogant charge that the Vatican has been "caught" red-handed is entirely reasonable given its widespread acceptance of  both Darwin's  evolutionary materialism (all that exists is matter and energy in motion)  and Teilhard de Chardin's  spiritualized Hindu-pantheist conception (matter is divine spirit and evolution now lives and is conscious of itself).  

 "Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn away from it and pass on."   Proverbs 4:14

Ideas have consequences, and these neo-pagan conceptions have disastrous ones, starting with God's Truth.    God's Truth is no longer  immutable.   It is no longer what His will approves, what His holiness entails, and what His mind knows:

"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." (The Truth War, John MacArthur, p. xx)

Ultimate Truth as our objective reality has been cast down by evolutionary conceptions and supplanted by man's rationalizations and irrational feelings passed off as truth.   (Philippians 2:21)  This being the case, the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo is no longer true, man is no longer the three part spiritual image bearer of the living triune God, there is no transcendent dimension outside of the space/time dimension, there was no fall,  man is not a sinner in desperate need of our Savior, and the idea of eternal  damnation is a baseless, hateful notion based in unscientific medieval rhetoric

At the root of the modernist and/or postmodernist, pluralistic, culturally relevant, anti-tradition Church, be it Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox or Protestant, is defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for the stones (earthly bread) of this world rather than heavenly manna, and a desire for power with the assumption of divine attributes matched by a driving determination to utterly transform the Christian Church and manipulate and shape mankind's fate.

 Modernism emerged out of the Enlightenment, a religious, philosophical, intellectual and cultural revolution that elevated the omniscient mind of man--his will to power, reason and omnipotent criticism over the mind of  the Triune God and His Revealed Word.  

Puffed up with pride Modernists sought scientific and rationalistic explanations for everything and lauded the superiority of the empirical method as the only reliable way to determine what man can know, thus they foolishly  dismissed the idea of  immutable truth, moral absolutes, the supernatural dimension, miracles, creeds, doctrines and even man's soul.   All of this they stupidly derided as blind faith and superstition and relegated to the dustbin of history.    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, idolatrous 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.   Depending on the researcher, death totals range from 120,000,000 to 350,000,000 men, women, and children.

 At some unmarked point during the last twenty years America and the West moved out of the Modern Age into the Postmodern Age and with Pontius Pilate, postmodern agnostics, atheists, pagans, occult New Agers and their faithless "Christian" counterparts derisively ask, "What is truth?" (John 18:37-38) and claim that we can't be certain about anything, including God's self-revelation through the scriptures.

Postmodern Pontius Pilate, 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 contemporary church growth gurus that is slavishly cloned by thousands upon thousands of infatuated pastors here and around the world.  

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)

 "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.... Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!"   Isaiah 5:20-21

The Drucker-style consumer and business church model grows by opening the front door of the Church to pagans, atheists, and agnostics, and to make them feel comfortable it de-emphasizes immutable truth, moral absolutes, Original Sin, hell, confession, repentance, true spiritual growth, apologetics, reverence and traditional hymns and proposes instead an irreverent, laid-back horizontal approach tailored for the carnal  appetites and felt-needs of the "unchurched and dechurched" rather than for the spiritually-mature.  

This way of reasoning is in keeping with the postmodern mentality that believes that as Christian theism is no longer a matter of Divine Revelation it can be deconstructed and changed so as to reflect human experience, emotions, desires, and appetites.

The driving ambition to deconstruct and deceptively change God's Word means that church growth gurus and like-minded pastors are actually revolutionary change-agents---transformational leaders, the new Prometheans who hold in contempt statements of faith, appeals to transcendent Authority, definition, rules, processes and doctrinal boundaries and reject any concept of certain, objective, and universal knowledge as well as all of the spiritually mature believers who profess them. 

 "...all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned..."     2 Timothy 3:1-14

Because the most spiritually mature and discerning are resistant to change they are disparaged, marginalized and ridiculed as 'traditionalists' and demonized as divisive, narrow-minded, confrontational troublemakers and eventually forced to leave.  Bob Buford's widely read church growth management manual, Leading Congregational Change (LCC), promoted by Buford's Leadership Network, offers a popular strategy for dealing with odious faithful traditionalists heartily endorsed by  Rick Warren who tells church-growth advocates that this is the book they should read before changing anything.

Buford defines the spiritually mature thinkers and discerners in every Church as "pockets of resistance" that must be dealt with by change-agent pastors and team members:

"Address Specific Pockets of Resistance. Resistance is the 'opposite reaction' to change.... [It] can come in many different forms—confrontational or passive-aggressive, from known troublemakers or loyal supporters, as a result of a specific change or of an incorrect perception...." (Leading Congregational Change, pp. 90-91, from "Spirit-Led or Purpose Driven?" pt. 4, Berit Kjos)

 "My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent." Proverbs 1:10

The successful change operation depends on persuading the less spiritually mature majority to submit to a "new way" of doing church.  In this new model, the congregation of individual minds is reduced to an emotions-fueled collective unconscious--a belly sated by the bread of this world--- guided by a cheerleader pastor who is himself the servant of  a "Christianized" version of George Orwell's totalitarian Big Brother.   This "new" Big Brother works through a vast interlocking network with tentacles that stretch for example, from the much promoted National Back to Church Sunday event to the Billion Soul Network, Global Church, Leadership Network, World Leaders Group, Global Leadership Conference, Bill Hybels global empire (the Willow Creek Association) to Rick Warren's personal empire and his  monumentally ambitious U.N. approved P.E.A.C.E Plan to New World Order elitist Tony Blair and his syncretic interfaith initiative:

"Tony Blair has just embarked upon a project to further the cause of global governance, and he is intending to use religion as the vehicle. Called the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, its purpose is to create momentum for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.   His role is not unlike that of John Foster Dulles nearly a century ago, who worked to create 'an international ethos' [through the Church] which would be essential as any foundation for any lasting international political structure.' Commenting on this, historian Dr. Martin Erdmann wrote, 'The first responsibility of the Church would thus be to inform the general public about international affairs.' He explained how 'the churches would need to unite their forces to transform the present sovereignty system into a world order system wherever possible.'" (Herescope quoting from Building the Kingdom of God on Earth, 2005, p. 113 ibid Kjos)

While the National Back to Church Sunday campaign holds out the promise of something wonderful, in back of this campaign is the Billion Soul Network. (Back to Church Sunday Engages with Billion Soul Network, backtochurch.com)

In demonstration of its' syncretic spirit, consumer and business mentality and globalist goals, in Feb 2012 the Billion Soul Network issued an email containing ‘A Special Message From Dr. Ken Blanchard.’   Blanchard, whose spiritual leanings are toward occult New Age spirituality and spiritism, was promoting the 2012 World Leaders Conference presented by World Leaders Group.  Featured speakers included Tony Blair, Cokie Roberts, Ken Blanchard, Tony Dungy, Bill Hybels, Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni, Craig Groschel, James Blanchard, Erwin McManus, Mark Floyd, and Tim Sanders.  (Watching:  A “Billion Souls” and the World Leaders Conference, standupfortruth.com, 2012/03)

Despite its' syncretic spirit, man-centered religion and other obvious bad aspects, the Billion Soul Network describes itself as a God-birthed movement, though of course it doesn't tell us what "God" supposedly birthed its movement.   Its' aim is missional, (a favorite word of NAR and syncretic global church growth advocates) thus its aim is  to ‘help plant five million new churches for a billion soul harvest’ and ‘finish the Great Commission by AD 2100."   In the spirit of syncretism, the Billion Soul Network asserts,

We can achieve more together than we ever could alone by synergizing our efforts to bring back the King.’ (billion.tv)

In this light we can understand why  church-growth guru Bill Hybels  polls unbelievers and tailors Sunday morning service to their expressed needs. What unbelievers want is a "new" church, an anti-traditional culturally relevant place where they can feel unthreatened by "hymns" and harsh words such as "sin" and "hell."   What they want are the stones of this world transformed into bread, thus Hybels makes sure they are 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 upon thousands of immature believers and carnal 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 manna in Hybel's Willow Creek empire-- no uncomfortable sermons against sin, no hymns, nothing about judgment, and no call for repentance.

Instead fleshly appetites are lavishly sated 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 pagan system of the world with the sacred and 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)

 "...do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.... Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good."  Romans 12:2, 9

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).

In the final analysis, the trendy, culturally relevant, tolerant "new" churches over and across the entire denominational spectrum throughout America and around the world are being changed from places of life into places of death.  They are becoming trendy, culturally relevant mausoleums of death. (Isaiah 66:3-4)

@Linda Kimball

Romans 1: 21-22: America's 'Scientifically Enlightened' Lost Souls

According to Church Father Origen, the author of the Shepherd of Hermas (an early record of visions and revelations) is the same Hermas mentioned in Romans 16:14 who lived in Rome during the lifetime of Clement I.    In Chapter II of his second vision, Hermas is told that "...happy are they who endure the great tribulation that is coming on, and happy they who shall not deny their own life:"

"For the Lord hath sworn by His Son, that those who denied their Lord have abandoned their life in despair, for even now these are to deny Him in the days that are coming. To those who denied in earlier times, God became gracious, on account of His exceeding tender mercy." (Second Vision, Chapter II)

From the Renaissance to our own day Westerners have been rebelling against their Lord---the Divine Source of their own lives-- in a vain and utterly suicidal rebellion that is as yet coming to fullness during this time of increasing tribulation.  

The nature of the rebellion is the antithesis of the true Christian faith.  Whereas Christian faith is joy, patience, love, truth, humbleness, peace, perseverance, submission in all things to the Will of God, and blessed eternal life, the rebellion is full of stubborn pride, skepticism, lies, sophistry, death wishing, dark thoughts of murder and suicide, revulsion, burning envy, covetousness, impatience, seething hatred, jealousy, negation, blasphemy, ghastly nightmarish visions and hellish apocalyptic scenarios depicting collapsing cities amid fire and brimstone and monstrous blood-thirsty aliens, walking dead people, zombies, vampires and other hellish beings signifying eternity in Hell:

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

When Marx, in his rebellion against his Lord, found himself compelled to reject the living, personal Divine Source of his own life because of his utterly foolish desire to establish that "man owes his existence (only) to man" he willfully and stupidly chose an eternity in hell rather than eternal life. (Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor, Ellis Sandoz, pp. 113-114)

Romans 1:21-22 tells us how foolish rebels against God ended up in this vain and utterly despairing predicament:

"...because, having known God they did not glorify Him as God, nor gave thanks, but were made vain in their reasonings, and their unintelligent heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools..."

Their reasoning, or cognitive thought and comprehension processes became vain and stupid because in deliberately turning away from the living God Who is the only source of life and mind, they have accepted a position that is intellectually foolish and unlivable with regard to the universe, the origin of conscious life, what man is and what his purpose is.   The rebels are left with a position that can neither account for the origin of conscious life, meaning that they cannot account for their own "self" (spirit/soul) nor provide them with any meaning and purpose:

"For two hundred years we had sawed and sawed and sawed at the branch we were sitting on.  And in the end, much more suddenly than anyone had foreseen, our efforts were rewarded, and down we came.  But unfortunately there had been a little mistake: The thing at the bottom was not a bed of roses after all; it was a cesspool full of barbed wire...It appears that amputation of the soul isn't just a simple surgical job....The wound has a tendency to go septic." (George Orwell, Notes on the Way, 1940, from "The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 3)

Professing themselves enlightened, scientific, cutting edge,  and oh so smart, evolutionary materialists, whether secular or occult New Age pantheist, are fools.....miserable nihilists for whom there is neither source for "self" nor purpose for life.  

Having questioned the existence of the psyche (self, soul) Cobain sought alleviation of his despair through secular psychotherapy.   But psychotherapy failed Cobain and he finally found escape from his misery by blowing his brains out.  Suicide is a logical 'virtue' for a nihilist who believes he has no "self" nor anything out there to give meaning and significance to anything here, including music. 

As the essence of every human being is soul/spirit, when nihilists deny this reality, as they must, it becomes very difficult if not impossible for them to make sense of music because music, like morality, is a matter of the soul:

"Those who think that the universe is only material substance and the soul is an illusion find it hard to explain music," said Mangalwadi.  "They have to assume that that music evolved from animals, but none of our alleged evolutionary cousins make music. (Some birds do 'sing,' but no one has proposed that we, or our music, evolved from them)." (ibid, p. 7)

Cobain's nihilist "music" appealed to America's burgeoning population of nihilists because as Mangalwadi points out, it was a full-throttled disharmony of rage,

"...anguish, hatred, despair, meaninglessness, and obscenity.   His song titles included "I Hate Myself, I Want to Die" and "Rape Me." (ibid, p. 9)

Most of what Cobain sang is undecipherable, and many of his lyrics that can be deciphered are without meaning, and  whether he knew it or not, said Mangalwadi, his lyrics were Zen koans,

"...counter-rational sayings such as 'what is the sound of one hand clapping?'  Such words do not make sense because (in the absence of Revelation) reality itself makes no sense.  Words are merely mantras---sounds without sense---to be chanted or shouted." (pp. 9-10)

 For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America, had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God (Gen. 1:27) then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body,

 "The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul.  It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Word become Flesh, the Divine Source of life, Jesus Christ the Physician came to heal the spiritually sick.   But whoever rejects the Physician rejects his own soul, hence destroys him or herself:

"..... 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 Lord hath sworn by His Son, that those who denied their Lord have abandoned their life in despair"....Cobain committed suicide because without our Lord there is only the despair of Nothingness---no 'self,' no purpose, and no meaning as the ultimate reality. 

Throughout America and the West, the almost total takeover of our institutions by nihilists means that, over time, these institutions become cemeteries of the walking dead.  Already, whole sections of America have become burned over dead zones of lost souls.

While it grieves us to see this growing population of lost, despairing souls, we must not see in their nihilistic despair our own eternity: "happy are they who shall not deny their own life."  Nor should we be tempted into believing that we can reason with these spiritually dead, hardened souls as they hold truth in unrighteousness and cannot be reasoned with, and furthermore, will demand that we submit to their own willfully chosen fate.

  @Linda Kimball

Russia: America is a Boiling Pot of Hate and its' Males are Turning Gay

In "Russia Says It Will Arrest Openly Gay Tourists," Amanda Lee reports that Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed what Lee feels is a controversial law that punishes people for “homosexual propaganda.” The law fines people—including tourists—up to 200,000 rubles ($6,240 CDN) for “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.”  (www.travelandlandscape.ca/  July 10, 2013)

Lee, an obvious 'gay' sympathizer lacking both moral compass and ability to envision the consequences of dangerously faulty ideas and actions, adds that according to Voice of Russia,

"...any display of affection between same-sex couples could cause a “distorted understanding” that gay relations and heterosexual relations are socially equivalent, and risk spreading Western liberalism." (ibid)

Putin claims the law doesn’t discriminate against LGBT people, but rather is there to "protect children from pedophilia"  which according to Lee is "an argument riddled with faulty logic..."

Lee is a moral imbecile while Putin's "politically incorrect intolerance" is morally sane, courageous and entirely understandable on the grounds that Russia was forced---by envy-bitten Marxist Communists--- down the gender-bending highway to hell in pursuit of the classless society---the fantasy of idolatrous envy-bitten people---long before the West and America set foot on the very same highway.  Given the catastrophic suffering Russia endured, Russians want nothing more to do with the madness and murder inherent to socialism's gospel of envy:

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." (Winston Churchill, British orator, author and Prime Minister during World War II, 1874-1965)

"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) 

The first demands for state-funded easy abortion (pro-choice stance), alternative family groupings, state control of property and resources including children,  'gay' equality, same-sex marriage, sex reassignment surgery, the right to ‘cross-dress’ and teach children the forbidden 'delights' of polymorphous perversity were not made in post-Stonewall America but in the totalitarian gnostic atheist regime--the Marxist Soviet Union--- as disclosed in the article, "1920s Soviet  Union: Rights for Lesbians, Transgenders, Transsexuals."  It was also reported  that lesbians--masculinized, cross-dressing females---were rewarded with influential  positions of authority and influence within academia, the Red Army, and throughout the cultural arena:

“....women of the masculinized type (cross-dressing army  commanders, for instance) were considered with fascination and indulgence.” (www.workers.org)

Long before Amanda Lee ignorantly bashed Putin for trying to protect Russia from the devastating effects of legally mandated polymorphous perversion, the previously quoted workers article was bashing “backward” Christian-Judeo America for trying to protect children, families and culture from the same things:

That same year (1923) in the U.S., where  anti-sodomy laws aimed to padlock closet doors, the FBI labeled anarchist Emma  Goldman “the most dangerous woman in America” because of her vocal support for  gay rights and other forms of social equality.”  (ibid)

Soviet sexologists in the 1920s participated  in the international movement to 'normalize' and legalize all forms of sexual gratification, which included the use of children by pedophiles.  A pamphlet titled “The Sexual  Revolution in Russia " stated:

" Soviet legislation bases itself on the following  principle: it declares the absolute non-interference of the State and society  into sexual matters as long as nobody is injured, and no one’s interests are  encroached upon. Concerning homosexuality, sodomy, and various other forms of  sexual gratification, which are set down in European legislation as offenses  against public morality---Soviet legislation treats these the same as so-called  “natural” intercourse.” (Soviet Union in the 1920s: Scientific, not Utopian,  www.workers.org)

The "gay" rainbow flag was hoisted over Russia long before it was raised in triumph over America: 

“The Bolshevik Party did not merely scrap  anti-homosexual Tsarist laws. They felt it was necessary to tear down the walls  that divided homosexuality…from the rest of society. Soviet Russia was by far  the most significant power since the French Revolution to decriminalize male  same-sex.” (People of the Moonlight in the Dawn of Revolution, www.workers.org)

 In the preceding statements, we can clearly see the  grounds for today’s envy-fueled notions of tolerance, inclusion, privacy, consent, tax-payer funded abortion on demand, alternative lifestyles and the forced-feeding of ‘gay’ perversion to American school children.

"The infernal hurricane that never rests / Hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine"  (Dante, Inferno V, lines 31-32)

Of all of the hellish forces fueling the Soviet Union's infernal hurricane, none were as frightening as envy/covetousness.   Envy is so powerful and fearsome that the sociologist Helmut Schoeck theorizes that the need to protect ourselves from one another's envy is what drives human beings to form societies and cultures safeguarded by morality.   In fact, the oldest body of written literature, that of the Sumerians, evidences the desperate need for protection against envy/covetousness:

"Thousands upon thousands of clay business contracts.  All to protect ancient Sumerians from the envious behavior of fellow citizens." (Death by Envy, Fr. George R.A. Aquaro, p. 2)

Long before the "secularized" politically-correct morals-and-sin-free West and America began disintegrating under the devastating effects of unfettered envy/covetousness, Russia's envy-torn classless society experiment collapsed into a hellish nightmare. It was a scene out of bedlam: gangs of conscienceless “children of the State” visiting havoc and crime upon neighborhoods, schools, cities and towns (just as they do here);  mainstream slavery, sex  slavery, prostitution, gross debauchery, confiscation of property, and outright chaos. After years of  revolution and famine the economy was severely damaged, and with the death of morality and the family—the building blocks of society—both economy and culture collapsed.

 Only then did some fantasy-believing fools finally "wake up" to the realization that without the safeguards of morality and procreative family there is no  future.

In a desperate bid to revive both morality and the family, Stalin began reining in polymorphous perversion. By 1923, homosexuals lost the ‘right’ to harass straight men for  'sex.'   Then in 1927, the ‘right’ to engage in sodomy was  lost (criminalized) as was the right to keep “bachi”—cross-dressed, feminized boy dancers kept as prostitutes. The death knell rang in 1934 when polymorphous perversion and prostitution were declared crimes punishable by up to 8 years  in prison. (Women in the Soviet Union, Jen Pickard, Youth for International  Socialism)

Despite these efforts, the Soviet Union’s birth-to-death rate continued to fall.

During the 1980’s,  Gorbachev attempted yet more reforms. In an effort to undo self-destructive gender-bending and restore natural male-female relations in hope of reviving the natural family a course entitled, "The Ethics and Psychology of Family Life"  was introduced into schools and shown on television. Its objective was to  reinforce traditional male-female roles. Teachers were urged to,

“....train and train again,  girls to be girls and boys to be boys.” (ibid)

Meanwhile, throughout the morals-free West and America, state-sponsored gender-bending continues full-throttle:

1. "Obama orders US State Department to Fund Homosexual Groups Overseas"   http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-orders-us-state-department-to-fund-homosexual-groups-overseas

2. "Boston  Gay Pride - Part 2: Attacking traditional religion and the Catholic  Church"     http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/13b/pride_week/parade-festival/religion/index.html

3. Youth Gay Pride events (2003-2011)   http://www.massresistance.org/topics/reports/Youth_pride.html

Just as the case had been in the Soviet Union, God, Scripture, Christian theism, moral absolutes, the two sexes (male and female), traditional marriage, procreation, and property and self-defense rights are under full attack by international and national secular "elitists" and legions of what Lenin contemptuously referred to as "useful idiot" activists:

"Every totalitarian regime seems to find a segment of the population that has a special calling for such behavior, and it actively seeks them out and promotes them within its ranks." (Black Book of Communism, Courtois, Werth, Panne, Paczkowski, Bartosek, Margolin, p.754)

Shortly after President Reagan made his now famous “evil empire” speech March 8,  1983, the Soviet Union—a walking corpse—imploded.

Despite all reform efforts, Russia’s birth-to-death replacement rate in 2006  continued to fall. Confronted by the chilling prospect of a ‘dead’ Russia,  Vladimir Putin adopted a pro-birth policy that pays traditional families to have at least a second child—if not more. Additionally,  stay-at-home mothers receive 40% of their former salary and families with  two children receive a lump sum of $9000.  According to recent reports, Russia's birth-to-death replacement rate has finally tipped in favor of life. 

Even as a dying Russia turned back to God and strove mightily to live through restoration and  protection of the institutions of morality, traditional marriage and family so that it might survive, the West and America---compelled by the unfettered libido of the envious--- are steadfastly killing these vital life-giving institutions while simultaneously waging a war of attrition against the foundations of Western civilization: God, Scripture, Moral Law, procreation.   In the name of  evolutionary scientism, multiculturalism, reason, fairness, progress, tolerance, inclusion, diversity, choice and orientation, the West and America are casting themselves into the grave previously occupied by Russia which now laughs at the United States, seeing it as a Sodom and Gomorrah, a huge boiling pot of hate and anti-Christian animosity, a weak state populated by lisping, perfumed, hairless chested effeminate males and masculinized females:

The US is broke and Russia is the world’s  largest oil producer with a growing economy. Russia is not backing down and  they have China to back them up. Who will back the US? Tiny Britain? Americans  are turning gay and Russian men are looking more like the Klitschko brothers.  The US is the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah while Christianity  triumphs in Russia. No ACLU in  Russia suing Christians to be sure. The largest country in the world shows only  contempt at the US Bomb & Missile  Diplomacy.”  (Russian Paper Says “Weak Eyed Obama” Is Leader Of Sodom &  Gomorrah Following G8 Summit, by Leon Puissegur, June 21, 2013, http://freedomoutpost.com/ )

On every front, our sanity, children, churches, homes, neighborhoods and liberty are under assault from an evil-minded, envy-bitten international banker-corporatist coterie strengthened and supported by an interlocking network of powerful secular 'elitist' factions bent on overthrowing constitutional self-government of, by, and for the people. 

We face an unprecedented threat to America’s way of life, said Alan Keyes, and  we must not take the view that we should surrender our common identity as a people and accept the dissolution of the constitutional Union based upon it, in order to preserve some vestiges of rights and liberty:

"Have we become so much less the supposedly less educated and well-endowed generations that went before us? If so, it can only be because, despite all our vaunted science and material success, we have turned from the moral and spiritual path that gave them a surplus of faith and courage to match their deficiency of wealth and arms. But if this is our failing, then it is also our hope. For all that is required to restore us to their path of greatness is to trust again, as they did, in the God who made us." (Liberty and Union: Can both be saved? Alan Keyes, July 11, 2013, http://loyaltoliberty.com/?p=2485 )

A Godless Russia passed through a fiery crucible and emerged stronger, it's faith in God and restored moral sense enabling  President Putin to speak with ringing moral clarity and unflinching courage in the face of almost overwhelming international gender-bending demands.   Even now, America and the West are on the outer edge of the crucible.  Knowing this, Keyes suggests that we turn back to God and humble ourselves before Him,

"Instead of breaking our country, what if, heartbroken, we bring our prayers to Him. If we will truly turn to Him, by the very Word that made us, He allows to have confidence that He will hear our prayers and heal our land. Moved by that hope, we will surely find the courage to build a political movement faithful to God and true liberty."

@Linda Kimball

Judgment: the Biblical Explanation for Madness, Moral Relativism and Disintegration of Society

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche predicted that the death of the Christian God would unleash madness that over time would eventually infiltrate every facet of Western and American life.  That time is now.  In 2013, AP award winning columnist Richard Larsen described American culture as warped and twisted with few core values and a perverted sense of propriety. (Our Culture Of Deranged Values, Larsen, Western Journalism, July 2, 2013 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once the citadels of Christianity, contemporary Western and American societies are now post-Christian nihilistic neo-pagan and mystical pantheist societies that openly promote vice (sin).  For more than seventy years this disastrous state of affairs has convinced many perceptive thinkers to believe that Western civilization has shifted to decline, disintegration and atrophy.  For example, more than sixty years ago, German sociologist Karl Mannheim saw that Western civilization was in sharp decline and is even  now "collapsing before our eyes." (Man and Society: In an Age of Reconstruction, Mannheim, p. 15)

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

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

In order that we may understand the spirit of madness sweeping through our decaying post-Christian society Herbert Schlossberg proposes that we use idolatry as a framework for comprehension.   The biblical explanation of madness or moral imbecility and depravity in connection with the end of society resides in the concept of judgment upon an idolatrous people who, being so evil and perilous to their own existence and that of others, have liberated themselves from  God's perfect law.  

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

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

"With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction." (Hos. 8:4)

The Decalogue shows that the beginning of  idolatry is pride (preference for self over God and neighbor). The will of the proud man is not in submission to God but self, thus having made an idol out of himself he assumes he possesses honor and rights. This is why pride leads to contempt for and outright hatred of God the Father Almighty  and neighbor, unchanging truth, moral law, goodness, wisdom, norms, authority, standards, rules, and institutions in favor of any or all of the following: lying, murderous thoughts, treachery, gluttony, greed, covetousness, lust, hate, cheating, promiscuity, sadism, sodomy, pederasty, pedophilia, adultery, theft and the dehumanization of other people resulting in psychological and physical slavery, population control schemes, abortion, brutality, terror, mass-murder (genocide) and man-made famines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In turning away from the Holy God Creator of heaven and earth and two thousand years of Christian witness, Western society is systematically replacing the living Holy God with "idolatrous self," the Word (John 1) with evolutionary energy, scientism as the only legitimate form of knowledge, man as Gods spiritual image-bearer with evolved man as god, and sin and free will with natural causation, a process commonly referred to as secularization.  

Whatever man places at the top of his idolatrous pyramid of self-gratifying, self-glorifying values is ultimately what he serves, for example, science as the instrument of man's will, evolution as 'christ consciousness,' power for the sake of power, pleasure at any price, sodomy, lust, greed---and this profoundly affects the way he lives and interacts with the people around him or her.  

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

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

Scripture tells us that prior to the return of Jesus Christ at the end of history, the nations of the earth will have become evil societies of idolatrous tyrants who have forgotten their own souls, believe that all that exists is the evolving universe of matter and energy, prefer evil over good, lie over truth, crooked over straight, and unholy over holy.  Earth will have deteriorated to the condition that it had been during Noah's day.    

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

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

Since idolatry leads to the conceptual murder of God and the rejection of His work on the cross, this means that by their own choice, idolaters judge themselves unfit for Paradise.  It is idolaters who shut themselves out of paradise. In affirmation, C.S. Lewis says that Hell is of their choosing:

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

@Linda Kimball

Ponerology: the Sons of Belial and Macrosocial Evil

"Political Ponerology" is the name given by Polish psychiatrist Andrzej M. Łobaczewski to an interdisciplinary study of the founders (i.e., Karl Marx) and supporters of 20th century totalitarian political regimes.     His study utilizes data from psychology, sociology, philosophy, and history to account for the propagation of man's inhumanity to man through such phenomena as aggressive war, ethnic cleansing, ostracism, genocide, and despotism:

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

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

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

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

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

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

A coalition of atheist pagan Jews and atheist pagan Gentiles  (Marxist Communists) systematically stole the personal property of Russians, confiscated and sexually perverted their children and conditioned them to hate the Trinity but Jesus Christ God Incarnate in particular, their own parents, the Christian church and their homeland.  These sons of perdition undermined and destroyed the traditional family, homosexualized culture, desecrated and blasphemed churches, crucified thousands of nuns and priests and in general, committed monstrous crimes against humanity which took the lives of sixty-million men, women, and children. For example:

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

Lobaczewski's  original manuscript quickly went into the furnace just minutes before a secret police raid in Communist Poland.  In 1984 the manuscript was reassembled but its publication blocked by technocratic globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski.  After half a century of suppression it is finally available.

Though Lobaczewski's study is a clinically accurate description of the nature of human evil it falls into the error of attributing evil to biological causes rather than the sin nature of men.   Despite this failing, Political Ponerology is a shocking account of the large scale evil, the lack of remorse, willingness to lie, cheat, steal, torture and kill super-heated by hatred of God and burning with will to power or what Lobaczewski terms 'ponerogenic processes'  that have overtaken whole societies and nations since time immemorial.

When ponerogenic processes have finally encompassed a society's entire ruling class and opposition from morally convicted people has been crushed, then we are dealing with what Lobaczewski calls Macrosocial Evil or a "macrosocial ponerologic phenomenon." (p. 121)

Ponerogenic processes are synonymous with inflated pride issuing in covetousness, selfishness, ingratitude, jealousy, resentment and hate, all of which early Church Fathers combined into the cold-blooded vice known as envy.   Thus when 'macrosocial ponerologic phenomenon' have encompassed a nation's  ruling class and most of its society it means that a tyranny of madness and murderous envy have overtaken it.  

Envy, said St. Gregory of Nyssa is,

"The passion which causes evil, the father of death, the first entrance for sin, the root of wickedness, the birth of sorrow, the mother of misfortune, the basis of disobedience, the beginning of shame. Envy banishes us from paradise....Envy made Joseph a slave. Envy is the death-dealing sting, the hidden weapon, the sickness of nature, the bitter poison, the self-willed emaciation, the bitter dart, the nail of the soul, the fire in the heart, the flame burning on the inside..." (Life of Moses, quoted in Death by Envy, Fr. George RA Aquaro, p. 74)

"Scripture combines envy with jealousy, covetousness and stinginess, into a single concept that is a manifestation of idolatry (narcissism) of self and belief that there is a limited supply of good," wrote Fr. George R. A. Aquaro.

Scripture attributes poneros to the Evil One, the leader of all forces of evil.   The Evil One is the spirit of rebellion and negation, the father of lies, "the adversary" "the accuser,"  "calumniator" and undiluted essence of envy who works through the principle of negation and rebellion in the fallen souls of lawless natural men:

"The evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil (poneros) things" Matthew 12:35

Poneros  has played a part in human dynamics ever since the Spirit of Envy persuaded the envy-bitten Cain to murder his brother Abel, Judas to betray Jesus Christ and Saul to suddenly throw his spear at David in a murderous attempt at pinning him to a wall (1 Sam. 18:11).  In fact, the envy-bitten Saul tried three times to kill David with a javelin (1 Sam. 18:10-11, 19: 9-10) and to bring about David's death by the Philistines (1 Sam. 18:25)  

Poneros is also the spirit animating British philosopher Adam Smith's shamelessly phony concern posed in questions and 'evidence' such as,

"Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?"  “Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?” 

“Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t – the difference in their life chances – is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t." (Parents reading to kids blasted as 'unfair,' Joe Kovacs, WND, May, 2015)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. brilliantly captures the spirit of poneros in his short story, "Harrison Bergeron,"

"THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General."   

As a tyranny of poneros had  finally overtaken and led to the degradation and implosion of ancient Greek society an exploration of Greek thought with regard to types of envy will prove enlightening.

The first type is 'zelos,' a kind of envy stirred up by any perceived superiority.  In the poem, 'Work and Days,' Isocrates presents the spirit of zelos as "with grim face and screaming voice, who delights in evil" and causes Decency and Respect to flee.  In a widely circulated article called "Gay Revolutionary," the anonymous author "Michael Swift" warns the envied straight community in prose that chills the spine:

"We shall be victorious because we are filled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages...We too are capable of firing guns and manning barricades of the ultimate revolution....Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks."  (Spirit Wars: Pagan Revival in Christian America, Peter Jones, p. 255)

Empowered by spineless jellies throughout our government, the envy-bitten men and women of modern Sodom maliciously terrorize Christian bakers, florists, bed and breakfast owners and other decent, law-abiding straights, forcing them to either submit or lose everything even as the men of Sodom openly rape the souls and bodies of their sons and daughters in our American Sodom and Gomorrah. (Envy and the Greeks: A Study of Human Behavior, Peter Walcot, pp. 2-3 from Death by Envy, Fr. George R. A. Aquaro, p. 12)

As the Holy Triune God is the moral monster responsible for the poor choices, weaknesses, and failures of the self-absorbed, Zelos is also the spirit behind the 'murder' of the Christian God, the closing off of the supernatural dimension and the Way to Paradise with the requisite suppression of His Revelation to man, the miracle of Special Creation and Original Sin. Thus zelos is the lying, hateful, intolerant spirit behind the elevation of evolutionary scientism above the inerrant Word of God. 

Zelos animates gossip, slander, the politics of personal destruction, special rights and privileges for the so-called oppressed (envy-bitten), inclusion and the absolutism of tolerance. It demands redistribution of wealth, egalitarian sameness, loss of gender identity in favor of gender-neutral identification, same-sex marriage, 'legalized' illegal immigration, the mandated sexualization and perversion of our youth by pan-sexual and omni-gendered sexologists, and a boot heel viciously crushing the faces of all  envied "oppressors."  Morally zelos is the venom behind America's reigning legalism: political correctness, hate crime laws, speech codes, and sensitivity training.  In 'political' terms, zelos is the spirit of multiculturalism, green ecology, green sustainability, global warming/cooling/change, diversity, and socialism.

In "Diversity’: The Idol of Academia," Jack Kerwick describes diversity as a 'god' that is as educationally invidious as it is false:

“Diversity” is not just a good in the academic world. It is the supreme good, the one good before which all other considerations must yield....“cultural diversity” not only doesn’t correspond to a rise in intellectual diversity; it invariably corresponds to a rise in political uniformity. This is crucial, for the promotion of “cultural diversity” is nothing more or less than the promotion of a left-wing ideological agenda."  (June 26, 2014 Jack Kerwick, Front Page Magazine)

Zelos in its every hateful, sadistic permutation is the evil spirit behind left-wing ideology and its' totalitarian fantasy:

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." (Winston Churchill, British orator, author and Prime Minister during World War II, 1874-1965)

"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)

Philotimia and hybris are next.   In Greek mythology, philotimia is narcissism--love of self, love of attention, love of self-affirmation, love of self-gratification-- while hybris is the arrogance, insolence, contempt, insult, shame , hatred and mistreatment of a perceived inferior by a sadistic narcissist. In Greece, philotemia and hybris  were seen when the gods and their earthly counterparts punished inferior for usurping their authority as well as when they struggled amongst themselves for positions of primacy.   In America, philotimia and hybris are seen in America's left-right 'ruling class,' god-men, their liberal proletariat and their lapdog media in their vicious psychological bullying, and other forms of mistreatment of the hard-working middle class, especially the morally informed such as God-fearing faithful Christians and Jews and the Tea Party.   Philotimia/hybris is likewise the spirit animating the intolerant attitudes of evolutionary theologians toward defenders of the faith once given. 

Phthonos is the fourth type of envy/covetousness.  Phthonos seeks to deprive  the envied 'other' of possessions, honor, status, and spiritual virtues.  Phthonos, for example, is the totalitarian spirit of Agenda 21, carbon footprints, population control schemes, passive euthanasia, the attempted theft of Bundy's ranch and other private property, and global change.  Phthonos is driven not just to ostracize and confiscate but to use terroristic force to take or deprive 'other' of whatever is envied.  Phthonos can drive a man (i.e., Cain) to murder his own brother and even to "kill" God (i.e., Nimrod, Karl Marx).

As ancient Greece had been overtaken by the spirit of envy,

"...one had to watch not only the malevolent actions of envious friends and enemies, but the very real threat of ostracism by the democratic community.  Philanthropy had much less to do with (love of man) as it had with....avoiding other people's phthonos of one's success."  (Death by Envy, p. 14)

In Athens, the egalitarian, or leveling impulse, served to help relieve an envy-torn culture by leveling all men down.  This was enforced by character destruction and the threat of ostracism.

The fifth type of envy is vaskonia or Evil Eye (ophthalmos poneros, Sauron) and means something even more malignant than phthonos.    Vaskonia is expressive of an evil spirit associated with possession and the malign touch or glance of which leaves a soiled imprint and implies instant victimization and death.   Vaskonia is inherently sudden, meaning one wrong word, one wrong look on one's face, or the impulse of a momentary passion is all it takes to become its' victim.

As a whole, Scripture combines envy with hatred of one's brother, which means that there can be no love whatsoever where there is envy and hatred in one's heart.

Today increasing numbers of Americans at every level of society, on both left and right, Christian and secular, are controlled by their passions unfettered from the restraint of transcendent moral law.   Adding to the problem is the culturally relevant 'seeker-sensitive' church model attended by thousands of Americans that caters to felt-needs and self-indulgent emotional feel-goodism.  Thus  America  is "a nation ruled by its passions," said Reb Bradley, author of "Born Liberal Raised Right."    This is why  heinous acts,

"...of casual disregard for life, unheard of fifty years ago, have become a familiar item on the evening news; students killing classmates, children murdering their playmates....these gruesome crimes are merely symptomatic of a breakdown of moral fiber..."  (ibid, pp. 2-3)

The most frightening aspect of America's descent into moral imbecility, narcissism, sophistry, and lawlessness is that our society is being overtaken by "ponerological processes."   Through the White House, legislatures, media, Hollywood, courts, academia, pentagon, seminaries and even pulpits, the spirit of poneros, of envy and hate, is encompassing our society, suppressing morally informed people, and overspreading our nation with a "macrosocial ponerologic phenomenon" eventuating in a tyranny of evil. 

In order that we may understand the tyranny of evil sweeping over and through our post-Christian society Herbert Schlossberg proposes that we use idolatry as a framework for comprehension.   The biblical explanation of moral imbecility, lawlessness and narcissism in connection with the end of society resides in the concept of judgment upon an idolatrous people (Ro. 1:28-32)

"Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you...saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known..."   (Deut. 13: 13; Judges 19: 22, 20:13; 1 Sam. 1:16, 2:12, 10:27, 25:17, 25:25, 30:22; 2 Sam. 16:7, 20:1, 23:6; 1 Kings 21:10, 21:13; 2 Chron. 6:15, 13:7)

Scripture depicts a societies' people as either having submitted themselves to the Triune God or else as idolaters (sons of Belial) who having rebelled against Him have been delivered by Him over to worthless, useless, hardened, loveless minds.  This is how the Old Testament portrays Israel.  Israel had become an evil nation of idolaters fully deserving the judgment the Lord brought against it.  Its' rebellion  was accompanied by a turning to idols (which can also be idols of the mind such as scientism and evolutionary cosmogonies) and this idolatry brought the nation to its' end.

The Decalogue shows that the beginning of idolatry is pride (preference for self over the Holy Trinity and neighbor). The will of the proud man is not in submission to the Trinity but self, thus having made an idol out of himself he assumes he possesses honor and rights. This is why pride leads to contempt for truth, law, wisdom, norms, authority, standards, rules, institutions and other people in combination with any or all of the following vices: pathological lying, treachery, murderous thoughts, gluttony, greed, covetousness, lust, hate, cheating, promiscuity, sadism, sodomy, pederasty, pedophilia, adultery, theft and the dehumanization of other people resulting in psychological and physical slavery, population control schemes, abortion, brutality, terror, mass-murder (genocide) and man-made famines

In the final analysis, malice and envy towards the Holy Trinity compels man to destroy creation and to annihilate his God-given soul/spirit by imagining himself as 'one' with the evolving universe of matter and energy. This is the definition of damnation, said Fr. Aquaro. Hell is not a punishment meted out by a hateful Holy God as some would think, but an absolute refusal of a pardon granted all mankind. It is impossible to receive good from a person one envies, and so it is that one cannot be saved if one resents the Holy Triune God. This is the message of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32 when the elder brother refused to enter the house upon his brother's return. It is also the underlying meaning of CS Lewis's pointed observation that the door to hell will be slammed and locked from inside:

"The man wakes from the final struggle of death, in absolute loneliness...Not a hint, not a shadow of anything outside his consciousness reaches him...Soon misery will beget on his imagination a thousand shapes of woe, which he will not be able to rule, direct, or even distinguish from real presences." (C.S. Lewis: George MacDonald, an Anthology, p. 61)

@Linda Kimball