Little Johnny went to school, there to learn a brand new rule: No Longer Can Boys be Boys

"Exalting mankind to the status of deity....dates from the farthest reaches of antiquity, but its development into an ideology embracing the masses is a characteristic of modernity." (Idols for Destruction, Herbert Schlossberg)

From the days of Adam right down to our own time, the devilish belief that man is god has seduced millions. Early Church Father John of Damascus connects the idea that man is god with barbarism:

"Barbarism is that which prevailed from the days of Adam down through ten generations to the time of Noah. It is called barbarism because of the fact that in those times men had no ruling authority or mutual accord, but every man was independent and a law unto himself after the dictates of his own will." (John of Damascus, "The Fount of Knowledge," cited in Political Apocalypse, Ellis Sandoz, p. 131)

In this light it can be seen that the paramount religion of mankind is idolatry and/or self-worship...of man as god, the sovereign truth and morals inventor (moral relativist), the god-man with power over life, being, and death who determines what man is or is not, who can live and who must die, as well as how much of anything another person may or may not have. Tal Brooke concurs, noting that historically there has always been a popular religion (an exoteric polytheism-pantheism) for the general masses and a Mystery Religion (high level esoteric "advaitic" monism) for aspiring god-men--- higher initiates, adepts, gurus, super apostles, god-men, and illuminati. For the latter group:

".... the Great Lie (is) the foundation stone of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, the Kabala, the Greek Hermetic, Eleusinian and Gnostic beliefs, Neo-Platonism, all the occult creeds from Theosophy and the Masonic orders to the Rosicrucian's (and) the New Age movement. The Great Lie is...the belief that man is God, that his true identity is the immortal self...that as God, he will never die (and) Sin and depravity are...illusions since this inner divinity is at man's core." (The Great Lie, Tal Brooke, SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005)

The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of both an organized popular nature and mystery religion based on the primordial heresy and as the first utopian or heaven on earth project. Babylon embraced the Great Lie. Its inhabitants claimed the title, "I AM." They were earmarked by their "advaitic monism," science of evolutionary magic-transformism, exalted priesthood, androgyny, gnosis, secret initiations, sorcery, astrology, channeling, psychic-powers, familiar spirits, and hedonism. But the root source of this evil religion and its occult power was the Great Dragon himself....the Evil One. 

Modern Barbarian God-Men

In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern ideologies are monism (all that exists is the evolving cosmos of matter and energy) and evolutionary conceptions. Man as god is at the root of these two themes, thus there is:

" defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate." (p. 227)

The first order of business in taking control so as to manipulate and shape mankind's fate is the murder of the Holy God Who spoke into existence ex nihilo all things seen and unseen and the reduction of His Revealed Word to prescientific myth.  Next, in order for god-men to create a new world and re-engineer a new man the present two-dimension (supernatural and natural) order of creation must be scientifically obliterated and reinterpreted as only one dimensional pagan monism under man's control. 

The engines of control are scientism, the instrument of man's will to power, and anti-supernatural, anti-creation evolutionary science, primarily Darwinism.   As the pillar of natural science, Darwinism is powerful magic wielded by a cult religion's sorcerers:

"(Darwinism is) nothing but a kind of cult, a cult religion....It has no scientific validity whatsoever. Darwin's so-called theory of evolution is based on absurdly irrational propositions, which did not come from scientific observations, but were artificially introduced from the outside, for political-ideological reasons." (Jonathan Tennenbaum, "Towards 'A New Science of Life,' Executive Intelligence Review, Vol. 28, No. 34, Sept. 7, 2001)

  Darwinism is a 'universal acid'  from hell in which God the Father Almighty and His entire order of being are in process of conceptual dissolution, a diabolical conjuration allowing god-men to conceptually dismantle:

" human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness, and then to replace these with the collectivity (monism) and coalesced consciousness (i.e., Christ Consciousness)." (Molnar, 227, emphasis added)

God-men Remake Mankind as Grotesque Androgynous Bio-Machines

"Instead of Adam, our ancestry is traced to the most grotesque of creatures; thought is phosphorous; the soul complex nerves, and our moral sense a secretion of sugar." (Disraeli, quoted by John Passmore "A Hundred Years of Philosophy," p. 36)

With the triumph of natural science and Darwinism in the nineteenth century, the murder of the Holy Trinity and the obliteration of His order was cast as "fact" in the cement of "enlightened" magic-science.   Henceforth,   Westerners would be cut off from God the Father and their own souls, thereby disrupting:

"the bio-psycho-spiritual unity of human consciousness...." (Authenticating the Activities of Jesus, Bruce Chilton and Craig A. Evans, 1999)

The modern secular-pagan "scientistic" West has almost succeeded in obliterating the souls of its' citizens and now seeks obliteration of the two sexes:

"Little Johnny went to school; There to learn a brand new rule; No longer could the boys be boys or have their special trucks and toys; Only six, so young and tender, It's time for him to unlearn gender." (Here At School the Slant is Gay, cited in Our Gay Pride President, David A. Noebel)

When boys are no longer boys and girls are no longer girls,

"...only then will men and women be socially interchangeable and really equal.  And when that happens there will no longer be any need for gender at all."  (Judith Lorber cited by Dr. Peter Jones, Capturing the Pagan Mind, p.47)

Unlearning gender requires destruction of innocence via the brutal rape of mind, soul and eventually body.   Assisting in this evil are depraved barbarians completely lacking in moral or ethical standards and unmoved by the most obscene depravity except to enjoy perpetrating it:

"Parents in Florida were outraged upon seeing and hearing what their children were being taught in their 6th grade sexual education class.  Pornography being shoved down the throats of American 11 and 12 year olds. Check these pictures taken by one of the kids:  http://conservativepost.com/parents-outraged-check-what-happened-during-a-health-class-on-sex/

For our generation of lawless reprobate god-men (barbarians) there is no Moral Law, no immutable Truth, no sin, no created sexes, and no fear of judgment and hell.   Thus they are free to be evil, to rape the minds of children, to destroy their innocence, unmake their gender and commit other hideous acts of evil since there is only sovereign, willful, and utterly depraved 'self' who knows only personal selfishness, ambition, physical lust, contempt and hate.

@Linda Kimball

Psychopaths: Given Over by God to the Wrath of Abandonment

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

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

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

Psychopathy: What Is It?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For our generation of psychopaths there is no Holy Trinity, no Moral Law, no immutable Truth, no sin, and no fear of judgment and hell.   Thus they are free to be evil: to think evil, speak evil  and commit acts of evil since there is only sovereign willful 'self' who knows only personal selfishness, ambition, physical lust and hate.

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

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

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

What Causes Psychopathy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawless natural men have,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@Linda Kimball

Demonic Darkness: America's Invisible Wave of Evil

Today many intellectuals and modern theologians slavishly follow after whatever passes for current trends in scientific and evolutionary theory, thus they believe the Genesis account ex nihilo, the supernatural, the fall, miracles, the Resurrection of Christ, hell, angels, demons and possession are out dated concepts.  Despite this, in 1967 Mortimer J. Adler, the guiding genius behind The Encyclopedia Britannica and Great Books of the Western World, predicted that belief in a spiritual reality would not only return but be considered orthodox science.  His prediction has come true, for today, Eastern-oriented occult pantheism (evolutionary New Age cosmic humanism (1) and esoteric neo-pagan materialism (evolutionary secular humanism) have nearly merged, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other.

Over the past three hundred years, the Western Christian tradition has slowly but steadily been eclipsed, first by scientific evolutionary materialism, now by Eastern-oriented scientific cosmic humanism which has infused and spiritualized the former, transforming it into an agency for the transmission of the naturalistic structure of the evolving universe of matter and psychic energy and other revelations from fallen angels and evil spirits.  This legion of disembodied beings call themselves everything from Transcended Masters to Maitreya, Semjase, the Council of Nine, Space Brothers and ancient Ennead of Egypt together with evil spirits going by such names as god, christ and jesus.  All of this has led Martin Lloyd-Jones to declare:

"The modern world, and especially the history of the present century, can only be understood in terms of the unusual activity of the devil and the "principalities and powers" of darkness...In a world of collapsing institutions, moral chaos, and increasing violence, never was it more important to trace the hand of the "prince of the power of the air."  If we cannot discern the chief cause of our ills, how can we hope to cure them?"  The Christian Warfare

In the space of a few short decades occult New Age spirituality (2) has made profound inroads. Its upsurge manifests itself in the form of everything from obsession with the paranormal, channeling cults, ghost-hunting, necromancy, light-bearers, spirit guides (3), goddess worship, shamanism, transcendental meditation and visualization (4), 'new' contemplative or centering prayer (5), the enneagram (6), labyrinth walking (7), yoga (8), Wicca (9), revitalized Norse paganism, transformational festivals (10), vampires (11), Ouija boards (12), poltergeists (13), the proliferation of 'new' religions and Lucifer as the Angel of Light:

"Medium and psychic Sylvia Browne admits there are dark entities that choose from the beginning to be this way, but she denies the devil. According to Browne, God sent Lucifer down to watch over people when God saw they had chosen "the dark side." According to Browne, "Lucifer is neither dark nor fallen. He wasn't rejected by God or banished from the light."  (The Dark Side: Beyond Good and Evil, Marcia Montenegro, Christian Answers for the New Age)

The hugely popular "new" contemplative or centering prayer (5) is a hybrid drawn from prayer practices of the Christian contemplative heritage fused with Eastern mysticism. The hybrid version, 

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

In the foreword to Philip St. Romains book, "Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality," Keating acknowledges that kundalini energy is the focus of the "new" Christian contemplative prayer. He states:

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

Psychical researcher J.D. Pearce-Higgins, vice chairman of the Churches Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies (Great Britain) writes of the hazards of Ouija board (11) use and automatic writing:

"These apparently simple methods of attempting contact...are extremely dangerous. (People will become) obsessed or possessed by some...damaging spirit who has got control of them and won't let go.  They are compelled to go on with automatic writing---at all hours of day and night (and) may begin to hear...voices telling them to do stupid and filthy things; they are no longer master in the house of their own minds and souls."  (The Coming Darkness, John Ankerberg & John Weldon, pp. 129-130)

From England to Australia and New Zealand, from South America to E. Europe, Canada and the United States, occult  spirituality is quickly becoming the West’s dominant orthodoxy, leading America’s mainstream media to report:

Neopaganism Growing Quickly: Numbers Roughly Double Every 18 Months in United States, Canada, and Europe.” (Denver Post, June 26, 2008; How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 115)

Sorcery Sells, and the Young are Buying” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 10, 2007 (ibid)

“Wicca is Believed to be One of the Fastest-Growing Religions Among High School and College Students” National Public Radio, May 13, 2004 (ibid)

In his book, “America’s Schools: The Battleground for Freedom,” Allen Quist warns:

New Age religion is now aggressively being taught in our nation’s public schools.” A model curriculum has been developed that “is clearly centered on pantheism.” “Much of what passes for environmental education and multiculturalism is really indoctrination in pantheistic/New Age theology. The ACLU and other similar organizations have no objections to (pantheistic indoctrination). It is only Christianity that these organizations object to.” (p. 51)

Today millions of Westerners are risking everything to seek the occult world and its' alluring power.  In “One or Two?" Dr. Peter Jones, Director of truthXchange and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California writes that a wide variety of occult spirituality is now available.  There is something for everyone:

"A Course in Miracles, Alchemy, American Indian Quest, Ancient Mythology, Arkashic Record, Aryuvedic Medicine, Astrology, Bahai'i Unity, Buddhism, Buddhist/Christian Dialogue, Chakras, Channeling, Christian Monastic Mysticism, Crystals, Divination, Dream work, Druidism, Eastern Meditation, Eckankar (soul travel), Ecofeminism, Enneagram, EST, Feng Shui, Gnosticism (ancient and modern), Goddess worship, Hare Krishna, Hermeticism, Higher Self, Hinduism, Holism, Human Potential Movement, Hypnosis, I Ching, Iridology, Jungian Transpersonal Psychology, Kabbalah, Karma, Mandalas, Mantras, Mind-altering drugs, Parapsychology, Past Life Regressions, Reiki, Re-incarnation, Religious syncretism, Rolfing, Sacred Technologies, Santeria, Scientology, Shamanism, Sufism, T'ai Chi, Tantrism, Tarot Cards, Teilhardism, Therapeutic Touch, Tikkun, Transcendental Meditation, Ufology, Urantia Book, Visualization, Wicca, Yoga, Zen."  (pp. 40-41)

It is well documented that perversions, murder, possession and other evils, including human sacrifice, occur in Western witchcraft, Satanism and Eastern mysticism (e.g., tantric yoga) as well as pagan and pantheist occult religion in general.  In his "Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions," the noted cultural anthropologist Mircea Eliade of the University of Chicago refers to the interconnections between European witchcraft and Hindu Tantric yoga.  He argues that

"even a rapid perusal of the Hindu and Tibetan documents" reveals the connection: "As a matter of fact, all the features associated with European witches are---with the exception of Satan and the Sabbath---claimed also by Indo-Tibetan yogis and magicians.  They too are supposed to fly through the air, render themselves invisible, kill at a distance, master demons and ghosts, and so on.  Moreover, some of (them) boast that they break all the religious taboos and social rules; that they practice human sacrifice, cannibalism, and all manner of orgies, including incestuous intercourse, and that they eat excrement, nauseating animals, and devour human corpses.  In other words, they proudly claim all the crimes and horrible ceremonies cited ad nauseum in the western European witch trials."  (Psychic Forces, Chapter 22, "The Occult History of Parapsychology," Clifford Wilson and John Weldon, pp. 341-49)

The very popular Tantra Kundalini yoga is based on the occultic chakra system which teaches that a universal evolutionary energy (Kundalini Shakti, the Supreme Power; serpent power) coiled at the base of the spine flows through human beings and through all of creation, uniting everything above and everything below, thus acknowledging divinity in all things and all people. Through strenuous yoga and other occult techniques outlined in ancient and modern texts, Kundalini Shakti uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body.  During so-called kundalini arousal, which may last for months or even years, protracted insanity and/or demonization must be endured.  In the words of power yogi Muktananda:

"I was assailed by all sorts of perverse and defiling emotions....my breathing (became) disturbed...my abdomen would swell with air...my mind was sick with fear (my) thoughts became confused, meaningless.   My limbs and body got hotter and hotter....Then I felt a searing pain...I wanted to run away, but my legs were locked tight in the lotus posture.....Then...a moonlike sphere...came floating in (it) struck against my eyes and...passed inside me...I was terrified (but) still locked in the lotus posture (with) my head forced down and glued to the ground....I started to make a sound like a camel, which alternated with the roaring of a tiger (I went) completely insane (and jumped and hopped) like a frog (while) my limbs (shook) violently. (Later) I learned that this was a Hatha Yoga process effected by the Goddess Kundalini in order for Her to move up through the spinal column into the sahasrana (upper psychic center.)"  (Play of Consciousness, Swami Muktananda, pp. 75-81, 84-85, 88-89)  

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

"The moment of power transfer had come....Muktananda (adept of Nityananda) was about to make the timeless journey....of the power yogi (the Siddha), but it required the catalytic power of the master guru, Nityananda...who was God to Muktananda, therefore worthy of worship as the supreme Deity.  The voyage of consciousness, prized by the ancients, would split Muktananda into fragments...Sometimes (his) body would writhe and twist like a snake's while a hissing sound would come from inside (him)."   Finally it happened---explosion, the point of no return where Muktananda "as an individual would be obliterated.  Superconscious states would take control of him, and his consciousness would be kicked out to more and more remote levels."   "In place of the former person was the walking void, the Unself, the hollow shell filled with the soul of the universe..."   (Riders of the Cosmic Circuit, Tal Brooke, pp. 36-45) 

Like "new" contemplative prayer and other occultisms, yoga does not liberate; it enslaves and binds.  It does not enlighten but brings confusion and insanity.  It makes people immune to redemption through Christ,

"Yoga does not open the door for the Holy Spirit, but for spiritist spirits."  (Occult ABC: Exposing Occult Practices and Ideologies, Kurt E. Koch, p. 259)

Occult (Demonic) Bondage

According to Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987), a noted German theologian and minister with extensive personal experience in counseling and delivering thousands of people held in occult bondage, modern theologians who follow current scientific trends would be shocked by how many of the so-called scientists and intellectuals they slavishly follow have turned to occultism and spiritism (sorcery) and become demonized as a result.  Be they scientist or otherwise, all who trespass into Satan's domain by committing sins of sorcery will be harassed by the powers of darkness, irrespective of whether they take the step consciously or unconsciously.   Every sin of sorcery (occultism) cuts a person off from the Holy God and opens the door to demonic bondage.  Any person who serves the devil (occult), will receive the devil's wages (Exod. 7:11-12; Lev. 19: 26, 32; Zech. 12:2; Mal. 3:5; Acts 8:16; Acts 16:16; 1 Sam. 28; 2 Chron. 10:13-14; Isaiah 2:6; 8:19; Jer. 27:9, 10; Gal. 5:20; 2 Tim. 3:8; Rev. 21:8; Rev. 22:15).   Thus when a person abandons the Holy Triune God through sins of sorcery, he abandons his inner person (mind, will, conscience) at the same time as seen in relation to psychological disturbances having the following predominant characteristics:

(1) Warped, distorted character: hard-edged egoism; uncongenial, dark nature.

(2) Extreme passions: hard-edged egoism, abnormal sexuality (sodomy, lesbianism, sadomasochism, bestiality, pedophilia, pederasty, zoophiles); violent temper, belligerence; tendencies to addiction; meanness and kleptomania; compulsive lying.

(3) Emotional disturbances; compulsive thoughts of murder and suicide, anxiety states.

(4) Possession with destructive urges, fits of mania; tendency to violent acts and crime

(5) Insanity.

(6) Bigoted attitude against Christ and God; conscious atheism; simulated piety; indifference to God’s word and to prayer; blasphemous thoughts; religious delusions.

The ultimate goal of fallen angels and evil spirits is degradation and desecration of mans' inner person, the spiritual part of him created in the image of the Holy God. So what are systematically defaced and desecrated are the mind, will, conscience and sense of good and evil. 

Demonic Darkness: America’s Invisible Wave of Evil

Carl A. Raschke is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver specializing in Continental philosophy and the philosophy and theory of religion.  He is also America’s leading authority on subcultures of demonic darkness.  In his fully-documented work, “Painted Black” he puts together a terrifying puzzle to reveal the chilling facts and cases behind an invisible wave of evil working through the minds of children and adults and subsequently sweeping over and across our nation outwardly manifest in an alarming epidemic of violence and madness that Western therapeutic science explains away as hallucinations, genetic influences and chemical disturbances.   Such a posture, said Raschke, hinges on the most incredible delusion that the "symbol of the Devil does not at all mean what the symbol of the Devil has always meant…” (Painted Black, p.404).

According to Rashcke, demonic bondage does not always manifest itself in a will to do evil:

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

A culture of “exhaustion and despair” also welcomes demonized perverse 'sex-educators' (14) and professional satanic terrorists like the 9/11 murderers and ISIS.

Where occult bondage manifests itself in a will to do evil it is seen in the recent Dark Knight movie murders (15) and in the following chilling account:

In a chilling 911 call, Texas teen Jake Evans spent 20 minutes calmly recounting how he shot and killed his mother and sister, calling himself “evil.” (Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was Weird to Kill His Mother and Sister, abcnews, Oct. 5, 2012)

It’s weird,” an even-voiced Evans told the 911 dispatcher. “I wasn’t even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I’ve been kind of planning on killing for a while now.”  “I’ll never forget this. My sister, she came down the stairs and she was screaming and I was telling her that I’m sorry but to just hold still–that, you know, I was just going to make it go away,” he said. “But she just kept on freaking out, but finally she fell down, and I got her in the head about, probably, three times.” “Just to let you know, I hate the feeling of killing someone. I’m going to be messed up,” he told the operator." “I’m really worried about nightmares and stuff like that. Are there any type of medications for that and stuff?”

America's secularized culture is a spiritual vacuum into which innumerable dark psychic forces have flooded.  Most of the present destructive generation is sick, lawless, narcissistic, and undisciplined.   America, the dying leader of the world, bleeds from thousands of self-inflicted wounds as she marches toward her own destruction to the beat of unseen drummers.  

The clearest answer to the evil conditions of our times is found in the Bible.   We are living in the Last Days.  The final pages of history are now being read.  Our time,

"...can only be understood aright in the light of the prophetic word.  Satan is mobilizing all his forces for an all-out attack.  The demonic world has entered the final lap....To fail, therefore, to take our stand at the foot of the cross, to fail to build our house upon the Rock, is to be swept away by the turmoil of the End-Times.  We are living in days of a demonic nature!"  (Demonology Past and Present, Kurt E. Koch, p. 37)

2015 @Linda Kimball

1. The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes, Adler, p. 294

2. The New Age. What is it? Marcia Montenegro, Christian Answers for the New Age

3. SPIRIT CONTACT: WHO IS ON THE OTHER SIDE? ibid

4. OUT OF YOUR MIND: MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION, ibid

5. Centering Prayer, Matt Slick, CARM; The Danger of Centering Prayer, Rev. John D. Dreher, Catholic Education Resource Center; Contemplating Contemplative Prayer: Is It Really Prayer? Montenegro

6. The enneagram gps: gnostic path to self, Montenegro;  National Pastor’s Convention Using Occultic Enneagram, lighthousetrailsresearch.com, Dec. 12, 2006

7. THE LABYRINTH: A WALK BY FAITH? Montenegro

8. Christian yoga: an oxymoron? Marcia Montenegro

9. WITCHCRAFT, WICCA AND NEOPAGANISM, ibid

10. Transformational Festivals, The Freedom Report

11. THE VAMPYRE UNDERGROUND, Montenegro

12. THE OUIJA BOARD --- JUST A GAME???, ibid

13. Poltergeists---An Evaluation of a Demonic Phenomenon, inplainsite.org

14. The Little Black Book http://www.article8.net/downloads/LittleBlackBook.pdf 

15. James Holmes Charged With 24 Counts of Murder in Dark Knight Rises Massacre, usmagazine.com.

The Evil Eye of Envy & Americas' Progressive Ruling Class

In "Another Week In Obama’s War On America" Don Feder notes that Obama isn’t at war with ISIS, the Taliban or the Muslim Brotherhood. He’s at war with the Constitution, the middle class, and, ultimately, with America:

"For our president, the 2014 election was liberating. There’s no longer a need to pretend, for the sake of his party, that he feels anything but contempt for the nation he was elected to govern. "  (barbwire.com, Dec. 2, 2014)

Last week was typical said Feder. On Monday, after a grand jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson for acting in self-defense, a mob once again rampaged in Ferguson, Missouri. After mouthing a regulation-issue call for calm, the president used the mayhem to push his racist/redistributionist agenda:

"While there’s no excuse for violence, “we have to understand” the rage of the lynch mob, the leader of the free world told us. “We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson (black businesses burned to the ground) speaks to the broader problems that we still face as a nation” – like having a president who condones anarchy?"

Feder observes that tribalism is okay when it’s the Ferguson mob demanding color-coded justice, but not for a majority of Americans, of all races, who insist that everyone obey the law and that people who want to live in America actually become Americans:

"Obama is using “executive amnesty” to help obliterate our national identity. He wants more and more people living and voting in America who don’t speak English, who don’t know our history, who care nothing for our traditions, and who don’t identify with America. If they were Muslims too, it would be perfect. But he can’t have everything. Providing illegals with services is also essential, to make them docile clients of the welfare state."

Obama and like-minded progressives could fix what is wrong with America if it weren't for the stupidity of bigoted American voters:

"Obama thinks the middle class is ignorant and bigoted – a bunch of honky hicks despising people who don’t look like them, while they cling to their guns and outmoded churches."

While faithful and orthodox Christians and Jews pray to the Holy God who created man in His own spiritual image, like all ruling class progressives Obama prays to himself as a savior of the planet and shaper of mankind in his own image. (The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It,Angelo Codevilla, p. xix) 

Because progressive power elites elevate science and evolution above the Revelation of God and reject creation ex nihilo in favor of pagan and mystical pantheist evolutionary cosmologies they are enabled to look down upon the hated "masses" and view them not as people but as evolved apish, grunting hominids, so naturally they believe Americans are completely unfit to run their own lives.

Moreover, as transcendent morality and unchanging truth are anathema to them then lying, sophistry and other forms of deception are entirely within reason. According to Codevilla, since no,

"....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)

As the Holy Triune God is dead in the hearts of the progressive ruling class so too is His Moral Law and immutable Truth, making Big Lies, sophistry, propaganda of the lie and all other forms of deception entirely within reason for attainment of desired ends. 

It is God Himself Who tells us what is wrong with the thinking, words and actions of the progressive ruling class:

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"  Jeremiah 17:9, KJV

Out of the rebellious, God-hating hence unregenerate spirit (heart or disordered thought life, polluted conscience, will turned toward evil) proceed,

"evil thoughts, murders, adulteries fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: these are the things which defile a man..."   (Matthew 15: 17-20)

Compare this with 1 John 3:15:  "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer."

In other words, and particularly in relation to morals, the thought life (spirit) is what's wrong.  It begins with the inner life of mind, it is vanity of the darkened mind from which evil proceeds.

In Ephesians 4:18 we are provided the reason for this: 

"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness (hardness) of their hearts."  (True Spirituality, Francis Schaeffer)

In this light we can see that the examples of disordered, inverted thinking provided by Feder proceed from a darkened thought life, depraved conscience and will turned toward evil.   At a fundamental level, the common point of departure underlying each example is that most cold-blooded, malicious and murderous sin of all: envy.

Envy is not an emotion but a poisonous and fanged serpentine creature of thought, depraved conscience and will.  Envy is not a spur of the moment outburst but rather proceeds from cold-blooded calculation that says, "if it weren't for you I wouldn't suffer the gnawing pangs of envy"  and "I hate you because you are you and I am not."  

Envy then is spiritual warfare manifest in psychological bullying tactics such as cruel ridicule, character assassination, destructive criticism, labeling (i.e., bigot, racist, homophobe, creationist conservative, traditionalist), spreading lies and accusations of mental illness:

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

Scripture provides many examples of the murderous intent and end of envy: Cain and Abel and Judas, the Pharisees and Jesus Christ.

Returning to Feder's examples: each one is a calculated response to envy provided by the envy-bitten.   For example, the demand made by the burning Evil Eye focused upon straight males and females which proceeds from "gays," lesbians and transgenders is the teaching of perverse sex education by males in dresses to the children of straight people, "gay" marriage, genderless restrooms, and eradication of gender specific words such as mother and father.

A wicked will and depraved conscience, especially when fueled by murderous envy, are the most destructive, totalitarian and murderous forces in any society.  It is only within this context that we can understand why our once family and decency centered Christian-grounded culture of life, moral order and freedom increasingly resembles both Sodom and decadent Rome in its death throes where every man, from king to slave had as many masters as he had vices (sins).  

@Linda Kimball

 

 

How and Why Darwinism Paves the Way for Totalitarianism

In "Ruling class tramples consent of the governed," Christopher Adamo reports on the latest usurpation of power by our arrogant left-right ruling class. On November 5, Mike Pantelides became the first Republican Mayor elected since 1997 in Annapolis,

“…the very "blue" capital of the very "blue" state of Maryland. Like so much of the state, Annapolis has been under the uncontested control of Democrats for almost two decades. Nevertheless, the majority of voters had officially shown their preference for Pantelides, who should then be able to fulfill the purposes for which he was elected.” (Adamo, Renew America, Nov. 14, 2013)

 After sixteen years of unchallenged liberal dominance the Democrat City Council is advancing a measure that will overthrow the will of the people by stripping Pantelides of his official duties and authority, leaving him in an office that is ceremonial and inconsequential. In typical "Ruling Class" fashion,

Democrat Alderman Ross Arnett has attempted to rationalize the move on the grounds that overruling the will of the voters would "stabilize" management of the city. With glaring arrogance, Arnett essentially contends that the ability of the common people to determine how they will be represented by public office holders constitutes an annoyance to those in power who know better how to direct the affairs of the lowly masses. As such it must simply be overridden, and the voices of "We the People" swatted away like so many flies.”   

Given that our nation’s Founders did not shy away from the fact of human sinfulness, they would be dismayed but not shocked by the evidence of America’s overwhelming moral corruption, ignorance, dissolution and usurpation of power by America’s self-styled ‘new’ aristocracy, the Ruling Class. 

Whether the Founders were individually Christian or not, there was among them a general Christian consensus that finds some of its greatest expression in the scholarly works of Samuel Rutherford in his “Lex Rex” (1644) and in the writings of the 18th century jurist William Blackstone.

Rutherford reasoned that since all men are sinners, no man---whether king, prime minister or president (or ruling class) ---is superior to any other man.  This meant that no man is above the law; all are subject to the law without exception, thus all men must recognize that they are under the transcendent Law of God.  

Furthermore, as all men are created equal in the eyes of God, then worth, dignity and the right to life are conferred upon each human being at creation.  Thus all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights from Him which no man can rightfully take away.

Blackstone greatly influenced early American understanding of God, the Bible and nature.  He taught that since the living, personal God is the omnipotent Creator who works and governs the affairs of men then all law should be consistent with His Revelation in the Bible.  No law should be passed that is contrary to the higher law of God.    

 In keeping with the Christian consensus, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin connected virtue and self-control with individual freedom and corruption and lack of self-control with anarchy and authoritarianism:

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

"The government...can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people." George Washington (ibid)

Today there is little virtue left in America as our age is an age of self-worship and defiance against God issuing into debauchery, sodomy, promiscuousness, lawlessness, pathological lying, heresy, open apostasy and occult oppression.

More than eighty years ago, America began falling away from its' founding Biblical-based worldview into what President Calvin Coolidge identified as "pagan materialism" (i.e., naturalism, evolutionary atheism, secular humanism, liberalism).

Fearing for the future of our Constitutional Republic he said in a speech delivered on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926:

"Democracy is Christ's government in church and state…” "Here was the doctrine of equality, popular sovereignty, and the substance of the theory of inalienable rights....When we take all these circumstances into consideration, it is but natural that the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence should open with a reference to Nature's God and should close...with an appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world and an assertion of a firm reliance on Divine Providence...In its main feature the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man — these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals. They have their source and roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. "(Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates Religion, William J. Federer, pp. 270-271)

Fifty-one years later, British journalist William Rees-Mogg saw that the West had indeed lost its faith, and like a fish out of water or a drowning man was,

"...desperately thrashing around for lack of oxygen. Since the time of Christ there has been no period in which there has been the same feeling of...spiritual impoverishment." (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture, Herbert Schlossberg, p. 2)

Today America resembles a spiritually-impoverished, storm-tossed dark ocean punctuated here and there by a few islands of light where faith in our Creator still exists.   But for the rest, God does not exist, and where He does not exist, truth and higher law do not exist. When men are no longer under the Law of God then man is the measure of all things, thus pathological lying, deception, arbitrary laws, power-struggles, viciousness, fear and oppression result. 

Either God is the Lawgiver or America’s arrogant left-right, morally corrupt Ruling Class and men and women like Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Hitler, Lenin and Stalin are.  Either God is Supreme or the corrupt authoritarian ‘state’ is supreme.  

R.J. Rushdoony astutely observed that behind every system of broken law there is a god:

If the source of law is the individual, then the individual is the god of that system….if source of law is our court then the court is our god.  If there is no higher law beyond man, then man is his own god…When you choose your authority, you choose your god, and when you look for your law, there is your god.” (When A Nation Forgets God, Erwin Lutzer, p. 59)

Dr. Lutzer writes that the strong influence of Christianity throughout our government, education, media, and American law has been undermined by two very powerful, highly destructive influences. 

First there is evolution, Darwinism in particular.

Darwinism has destroyed the foundations of Christianity, thus our Constitutional Republic, as well as man's soul/spirit, thereby reducing "we the people" to a chance products of matter in motion:

"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)

By 1870 Christopher Langdell, dean of Harvard School of Law was teaching that the principles of evolution must be applied to the written opinion of judges.  Lutzer points out that the conclusion was inescapable:

Law was not what the Constitution said it was but what judges said it was.  In other words, there was no longer an objective base; the absolutes dissolved along with the supposed demise of the Creator.” (pp. 65-66)

Second, liberal theology has stripped the Bible of its miraculous, historical and literal elements, thereby allowing it to be considered as one book among many.  No longer is it generally believed that the Bible, especially the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, is the objective revelation of God.   In the end, theological liberalism, a form of pantheism, is nothing more than atheist humanism in theological dress. (ibid, p. 67)

Today America’s corrupt, power-hungry, self-worshipping ruling class has nearly succeeded in leveraging itself into the position of supreme law-givers and mind-and-conscience shapers.   Like Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, they are atheists who embrace neo-pagan Darwinism or perhaps Teilhard's pantheist conception, thus they view “we the people” as the chance product of matter in motion; evolved bags of worthless chemicals destined to be recycled as fertilizer.   Furthermore, many of them favor Agenda 21, which is totalitarian socialism and/or communism in another dress.

America’s ruling class has not as yet attained the total power Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and Hitler acquired enabling them to arbitrarily create new laws that deprived millions of people of their status as persons.  With the declaration that they were no longer human but useless eaters, weeds, pond scum, or dinosaurs who should have died out long ago, industrial killing machines were set in motion that eventually consumed in excess of 160,000,000 men, women and children.

Today, neo-pagan Darwinian theory as 'evolutionary fact' has finally reached saturation point in American government, law, media, education, healthcare, psychiatry, the public arena and increasingly within the whole body of the Church.  This is why apostasy, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, mass murder, decadence, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.

 America has long been prepared for what Lutzer warns is now coming toward us rather quickly.  Pressure to bow to Caesar will come through the Supreme Court and lower courts whereby America’s ruling class will further its stranglehold over our nation by creating laws similar to those of the Nazis and Communists.  Lutzer envisions 13 laws:

a. Laws that criminalize all public expressions of religion---especially Christianity.  This could include severe penalties for those who pray at public events.  All expressions of religion in public places will be strictly forbidden.  No Bible on a desk, no Christian poster or cross allowed in public places.

b. All public crosses will be removed; no memorial in the shape of a cross is permitted.

c. Hate crime laws with their assertion that ‘hate speech’ is verbal violence will make criticism of homosexuals or Muslims punishable, even if the remarks are made in a church or synagogue.  This includes readings from the Bible.  Crimes against homosexuals will be deemed worthy of greater punishment than crimes against others.

d. Schools will legally punish children who do not participate in the celebration of the homosexual lobby and its agenda

e. Partial birth abortion and euthanasia will be protected by the Constitution

f. Abortion will be an absolute right.  Parents who oppose their child’s choice to have an abortion will be deemed abusive and liable to have their children removed from their home.

g. Same-sex marriage will become an inherent right protected by the Constitution.  No discrimination will be allowed between homosexual and heterosexual marriages, in organizations such as the Boy Scouts or in the teaching of homosexuality to school children.

h. Churches cannot discriminate against homosexuals in their hiring practices for youth workers, associate pastors, worship leaders, etc.

i.  Schools will teach homosexuality beginning in the 1st grade and parents have no right to withdraw their children from these classes.

j. Churches that fail to marry homosexuals will lose their tax exempt status.

k. Homeschooling will be unconstitutional unless curriculum is approved by the state board and is tested by school authorities.  Approved curriculum includes mandatory teachings about evolution, homosexuality, etc.

l. The ‘Fairness Doctrine’ is implemented so that whenever a controversial issue like Jesus is the only way to God, equal time will be given to a different point of view.  This in effect puts an end to Christian radio as we know it.

m. Bible studies with more than ten people attending cannot be held in homes without a religious permit furnished by the city/county where the meetings are held.

Ultimately, America is being prepared by New Age Revolutionaries to submit to a top-down spiritually pantheist world order dominated by a global occult aristocracy who believe they are evolving into gods.  Before it can come into existence, there must be a politically correct philosophy of 'new' thought and a philosophy of pantheist-based natural religion and natural science and evolution to usher in the coming political, social, legal and educational aspects of the new order since Luciferian New Age religion is a politically communist, ecologically 'sustainable,' sexually androgynous way of living.

The New Age Revolution, of which the U.N., Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Temple of Understanding and Baca Grande (Colorado based New Age Vatican City) are integral components, intends the complete overturning of Biblical moral and spiritual values enjoyed by Western and American civilization for over a thousand years.  As part of this goal, the Bible must be reinterpreted in terms of evolutionary pantheism, man must be fundamentally remade by eradication of every vestige of Imago Dei from his inner being, and Christian leadership reduced to a non-factor.

The Revolution’s primary goals are:

a. Destruction of the Christian-based foundation of Western and American civilization;

b. Dissolution of legal government;

c. Destruction of sovereignty and patriotism;

d. Demoralizing, atheitizing (primarily through teaching of Darwinism), and bringing the people of the United States into slavery via liberated sin nature and penury via graduated income taxes, property taxes, inheritance taxes, sales taxes, a massive welfare state and now socialized healthcare;

e. The abolition of God-given right to life via reproductive rights (abortion) and euthanasia and of private property via onerous building codes, zoning regulations and restrictions and by taxing property out of existence and targeting inheritance with bigger and bigger taxes.

f. Destruction of the traditional monogamous family unit via divorce, co-habitation, alternative lifestyles, abortion, pornography, hedonism and homosexuality.

Not surprisingly, when Antichrist arises he will create yet more laws, laws that will indict those who do not worship him.  Like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and America’s Ruling Class, he will begin with lies, and then make laws, and finally be worshipped as Lord:

His control will be expanded both in numbers and in controlling details of ordinary living.  He will be another Hitler, more powerful, more believable, more blasphemous, more cruel.” (Erwin Lutzer, p. 73)

But those who persevere in faith to Jesus Christ will be rewarded with eternal joy unspeakable in Paradise.

@Linda Kimball

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In agreement, Brian McLaren says:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@Linda Kimball

The Fellowship of Trendy Catholics and Contemporary 'New' Evangelicals

In a Biblical reply to those who prefer a trendy, compliant church,  Msgr. Charles Pope notes that during the recent Papal Conclave  the media had a field day interviewing various degrees and types of disaffected Catholics,

"... who all presented their wish list (or list of demands) of how the Church should change to be tenable and relevant to modernity and regain their “loyalty.” Most of the demands of course had to do with sex and power: that the Church should approve contraception and promote it, homosexual activity and same sex unions should get the thumbs up, divorce and remarriage should be approved, women and active gays ordained, priest should be able (sic) to get married, abortion approved, euthanasia applauded, etc." (Is the Church a Thermometer or a Thermostat? A Biblical reply to those who prefer a trendy and compliant Church, Msgr. Pope, Apr. 11, 2013, Archdiocese of Washington)

Though Msgr. Pope's reply is primarily aimed at disaffected Catholics, it speaks as well to 'new' evangelicals, the youth-idolizing seeker-sensitive contemporary and emergent evangelicals who are traveling the same broad, smooth highway to destruction taken previously by liberal mainline Protestants. 

Both disaffected Catholic and contemporary 'new' evangelicals are united by the demand that the Church update her teachings,

"….be more modern in her thinking, teachings and structures.” She needs to “Listen more to young people and speak their language and share their vision.” Put more in a hostile way, the Church, “needs to abandon her medieval ways, cease being hostile, judgmental, intolerant, bigoted, sexist, homophobic, hateful etc” (and the usual list of modern accusations that reflect more the accuser’s personal issues than the Church). (ibid)

If the Church does all this, said Msgr. Pope, then our parishes will be filled again and all will be right with the world:

"Never mind that the Liberal (mainline) Protestants have tried all this for decades, approving whatever the people and the polls demanded, and with that approach their numbers have plummeted, far lower that any Catholic Parish. Never mind too that the only Protestant denominations that are growing at all are the more biblically conservative Evangelical Protestants who reject a good bit of the list of demands above." (ibid)

As Msgr. Pope points out, only the more biblically conservative evangelical churches that reject the contemporary influence are growing at all.   As for the rest, their fall into irrelevance and death is happening with breathtaking speed, said Michael Spencer:

"Collapse....will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and that will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West. I believe this evangelical collapse will happen with astonishing statistical speed; that within two generations of where we are now evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its current occupants, leaving in its wake nothing that can revitalize evangelicals to their former “glory.”

"New" evangelicals have failed to pass on to our young people the Christian faith in an orthodox form that can take root and survive the secular onslaught. And in what must be the most ironic of all possible factors, the expenditure of billions of dollars by 'new' evangelicals on youth ministers,

"....Christian music, Christian publishing and Christian media has produced an entire burgeoning culture of young Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they feel about it. Our young people have deep beliefs about the culture war, but do not know why they should obey scripture, the essentials of theology or the experience of spiritual discipline and community. Coming generations of Christians are going to be monumentally ignorant and unprepared for culture-wide pressures that they will endure." (The Coming Evangelical Collapse, Michael Spencer)

Fueling the demands of both trendy Catholics and contemporary 'new' evangelicals is the spirit of accommodation in the guise of 'love' whose purpose is winning souls and making the world a better place.  To do these things the Church should accommodate the felt-needs, appetites and desires of its' patrons, and to do this it must parrot pop-culture.

Decades ago Francis Schaeffer noted this spirit already at work amongst new-evangelicals.  In The Great Evangelical Disaster he wrote:

 "Accommodation, accommodation. How the mindset of accommodation grows and expands. . . . For the evangelical accommodation to the world of our age represents the removal of the last barrier against the breakdown of our culture. And with the final removal of this barrier will come social chaos and the rise of authoritarianism in some form to restore order. "  Schaeffer then adds, “To accommodate to the world spirit about us in our age is the most gross form of worldliness in the proper definition of the word.”  (Schaeffer, “Evangelical Disaster,” 401)

In "Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture," Herbert Schlossberg exposes the timeless seductive promise underlying the mindset of accommodation:

"....the antinomian idea that Christian love can be used to nullify the requirements of the law and so free autonomous man to determine good and evil for himself (which) repeats the serpent's blandishments."  (p. 48)  

The Apostle Paul linked the performance of the duties of Christian love with the keeping of God's commandments, specifically the second table of the Decalogue, the "thou shalt nots."  In this sense, love is the "fulfilling of the law," Rom. 13:8-10 through submission (obedience) to the law:

"That thou mightiest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; that thy days may be prolonged." Deuteronomy 6:2-3

The Decalogue shows that idolatry (preference for self over God) leads to adultery, contempt for law, norms, authority, rules and other people.   In this light, no matter how accommodation of church to culture is rationalized it is adultery via the lust of the eyes (materialism), the lust of the flesh (eroticism) and the pride of life (egoism):   

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”  (James 4:4, KJV)

 The preference for one's self instead of God reveals that 'self,' the self-deserving, autonomous, imperial "I" deserves something more than God and this is the seed of envy.  If 'self' is primary then 'self' deserves everything it can get.   The Bible however, does not argue from a human-self point of view but from a thoroughly theocentric worldview in which mankind deserves nothing. 

The deceit of Adam and Eve as well as of today's fellowship of trendy disaffected Catholic and  contemporary 'new' evangelical antinomians is their own self-serving idea that they actually deserve and have a right to whatever they want, and worse, the church should accommodate their desires, ambitions, dreams and self-serving visions.    This is self-idolatry.

The awakening of Adam and Eve from their delusion that they deserved to eat of the Tree came with the onset of death, for  their inward turning selfishness tore the fabric of their being from communion with God.   Thus we can see that the reason God does not execute self-idolaters, be they Christian or otherwise, is that those who violate God's Law in effect execute themselves by tearing away from God in preference of self.   It follows then that all attempts at transforming the Church into a culturally compliant institution will die as well.

@Linda Kimball

Statists and liberals: where they are located on the Founders' political spectrum

In "This Is What It Comes To" a disgusted Eric Erickson wrote,

"I see Republicans in Congress waffling on Obamacare....  Republican Governors slowly folding over expanding medicaid and state exchanges.....300 Republicans (begging) the Supreme Court to impose gay marriage on the nation by unilateral fiat because they’re inconvenienced by it as a political issue and want to move on."   "In Georgia, I see the State GOP raising taxes and refusing to pass religious liberty legislation. I see a party in the pocket of millionaires giving the middle finger to the middle class. And I see a bunch of politicians prostituting themselves to billionaires and trying to repackage their policies as “conservative” when they are not."   "What the hell does the GOP stand for anymore other than “we’re not Obama”? No kidding. He’s more competent. The GOP, at this point, stands for nothing and the highest bidder at the same time."  (Red State, Mar.21, 2015) 

Much confusion reigns today because we no longer believe "In the beginning God created," and by extension that man, though God's spiritual image-bearer is fallen but rather that because man is an emergent product of evolution he is evolving to greater and greater heights.  Adding more fuel to the confusion-fire is the left-right political dichotomy.

Communism is on the left we are told to believe and Fascism comes from the right, while people and parties are called either "leftist" or "rightist." Adding to the confusion, Liberals believe absolutely that even though moral absolutes do not exist, evil nevertheless absolutely comes from the Right.   The evil Right is supposedly the party of evil white people guilty of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ageism, fundamentalism, anti-evolutionism, and anti-scientism. Furthermore, Progressive Liberal educrats condition the minds of America's gullible youth with this insanity writes Dennis Prager in his article, "Black Murders Eight Whites; Media Blames Whites,"

"After 50 years of being inundated with stories of white racism, and being taught in college that in this white-dominated society, only a white can be a racist, the American public has been properly brainwashed into accepting the otherwise incredible: A black man murdered eight white people at his place of work because they were white, and the media story is about the murderer's alleged experiences of racism."(Townhall.com, Aug. 2010) 

America is imploding, and due in large part to the fallacious evolutionary account of origins and the fallacious left-right dichotomy, the underlying infection and its' carriers cannot be clearly identified. Consequently, we fight against symptoms rather than the cause of infection, which is an exercise in futility. To clear the air, we need to think in terms of man's sinfulness together with the Founder's rather ingenious political spectrum, a yardstick for measuring political power in any system of government. The Founders' yardstick is not about political parties or grassroots movements such as today's Tea Party but about political power and the psychology of those who lust after power.

As humanity is not self-sufficient the need arises for living together in a community. Government is therefore a necessary system of ruling or controlling. In the American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828, Noah Webster defines government as:

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

On the Founder's yardstick, the two extreme forms of governance are Anarchy and Tyranny, or in today's vernacular, Utopian Statism and its' co-dependent, the Liberalized masses. These two extremes are placed at either end of the spectrum. Statists, whether described as oligarchs, totalitarians, despots or Technocrats for example, are on the far left while the cult of the unrestrained libido (Liberals) are on the far right.

Included within the definition of Liberal are all who demand an end to moral restraints and the two created sexes in favor of an unfolding menu of evolved genders.   In this light we can see that certain Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, militant atheists, Liberal Christians, and Democrats are anarchists as measured by the Founders yardstick.

At the one extreme there is neither moral law nor cultural restraint. At the other extreme there is oppressive control and too much government — Big Brother, in other words. Both extremes are united by moral relativism, unrestrained passions, will to power, and arbitrary edicts, which are merely politicized caprice, whim, envy, vengeance-seeking, lust, resentment, and covetousness.

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

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

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

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

Why are only virtuous people capable of individual freedom? In simple terms, all men are fallen, hence compound mixtures of strengths and weaknesses, good and evil. In short, all men are both kindly Dr. Jekyll and evil Mr. Hyde. Virtuous people are those who over time and with great self-sacrifice, personal suffering, and perseverance, have learned — however imperfectly — to restrain their Mr. Hyde compulsions and appetites. In attainment of self-control, virtuous people are by consequence capable of self-governance. This means that they are able to live and work within an atmosphere of limited government, or just enough government to protect liberty, rights, decency, order, and property but not too little that anarchy ensues. Without virtue, liberty degenerates into the madness that now characterizes America and the West:

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

Statists and Liberals

What distinguishes God-less neo-pagan Communism,

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

On the Founder's spectrum, Communism, Fascism, radical Islamism, and Socialism would be on the left since they are sinister totalitarians.  Communists, Fascists, Socialists, and today's globalists are actually neo-pagan and mystical pantheists (collectivists) marching under the banner of social justice, science and biological evolution.  In this light, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Fidel, George Soros, "elite" green environmentalists, certain GOP-elites, Obama's Czars and Obama for example, are located on the far left as they are adherents of totalitarian systems.

On the extreme right are the Liberalized masses, the morally debauched product of fifty years of systematic demoralization, a diabolical agenda stealthily carried out by neo-pagan Progressive mind-conditioners of cognitive dissonance and moral depravity.    Today's Liberalized majority are self-centered, self-absorbed emotional tyrants in adult size bodies. They are whining, nasty narcissists full of the pride and unrestrained appetites that brazenly define selfishness,  obscenity, pornography, blasphemy, covetousness, hedonism, sodomy, sadomasochism, laziness, and envy as "Constitutional rights." These are the depraved individuals who believe that money and rights grown on trees, and for example, persecute Christian bakers and riot in our city streets, burning, looting, and shooting cops because they believe that anyone who hurts their feelings should be charged with a hate crime and destroyed.

Liberalism is the default position of self-centered children, notes Reb Bradley, author of "Born Liberal Raised Right." Bradley argues that sexually, today's America is,

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

That extreme far right and extreme far left factions are united in a twisted co-dependent relationship makes sense really, for as virtuous people are those who are most capable of self-governance, they represent however imperfectly, true adulthood, discipline, strength, authority, truth, reality, courage, and order, which things the other two insurrectionist factions deeply resent and desire the overthrow and destruction of, thus are in rebellion against.

Peter Hitchens, author of "The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith," says of this sick relationship, there is an,

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

America's Spirit of Madness

Sanity is the ability to recognize right from wrong independently of personal feelings, fears, impulses, desires, and compulsions. Rational thinking then, is reasoning disciplined to resist the corrupting influence of irrational feelings, thus allowing for the acceptance of truths that contradict feelings (i.e., hatred, envy), desires, and fancies. In short, rational thinking is morally-informed reasoning. It is dispassionate, rightly-ordered and logical, and is the fruit of impulse-control and unswerving commitment to enduring truths, moral law, and principle.

Irrational reasoning (sophistry) is the opposite. Irrationality is the inability to recognize right from wrong independent of irrational feelings, impulses, and compulsions. By the degree to which the moral sense is corrupt, so too is reason. The greater the degree of corruption, the more depraved is reason.

This being the case, the most frightening aspect of statist (collectivist) depravity is that through the White House, legislatures and courts emotional tyrants have the power to lead our country farther down the path to moral decline and from there into the abyss. Enabling them in all of this is America's cult of unrestrained libido, the millions of dumbed-down, demoralized Americans, of whom some are said to be "leftists" and others "rightists."

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

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

@Linda Kimball

Secular Dystopians: they've got a ticket to ride---into the bottomless pit

In the Wall Street Journal's  “Notable & Quotable” column, historian Paul Rahe writes:

"One key indicator [of readiness for revolution] is that those with access to the  levers of power within the ruling order cease to believe in the religion or  ideology that legitimizes the regime. . . . First goes the belief in the  legitimacy of the system. Then comes a trigger–an event which causes large  numbers of people to say to themselves, ‘I cannot take this anymore.’ Then, the  crucial question is whether those in charge have the nerve to try to crush the  rebellion and whether their underlings will follow orders. If the powers that be  are hesitant, ambivalent, or divided, if their underlings are fed up, things can  very easily come apart (as they did in eastern Europe, in the Soviet union, and  in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria).” (Why has there been no revolution? William Lafferty, freedomoutpost.com, March 23, 2013)

Western civilization, which includes America, is chiefly the product of faith---in the God of Revelation and Biblical precepts and injunctions. But like the majority of those who hold the levers of power and influence today, Obama is an ideological heir of a rebellion against the God of Revelation that began during the Renaissance.

The assault against the living God and Christian absolutes gained speed and force with the philosophical materialist implications of Darwinian theory.  The idea that humans evolved by chance and natural selection from indifferent primordial water lay the axe at the very foundation of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.  On the heels of Darwinian theory Christian theism came under forceful attack allowing a secular liberal (apostate Christian) and atheistic-mindset to be declared a scientifically supported reality.

In "The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition," the highly respected historian M. Stanton Evans affirms that the entity known as "Europe" was chiefly a product of Christianity, so much so that Europe and its offspring were once described as Christendom:

"Without Christianity, there would no doubt have been some kind of civilization in the West, but it would have been quite a different civilization from that which we know; for it was only as Christendom---the society of Christian people---that the tribes and people and nations of the West acquired a common consciousness and sense of cultural and spiritual unity...." (Christopher Dawson in The Theme is Freedom, p. 28)

It was Christianity that suffused Europe with a common outlook and gave to the West its distinctive view of tradition, culture, morality, family, sexual ethics, and statecraft:

"That biblical teaching was the formative influence in the creation of Europe, and that Europe was the nursery of freedom as we know it, are both established facts of record....In fact, the precepts of our religion provided the conceptual building blocks for the free societies of the West---including the very idea of liberty (together with) limits on the power of the state..." (ibid, p. 29)

Christian thought is the father of limitations on state power.  Man is fallen, from birth he is a pleasure-seeking egocentric who desires power over others to get what he wants.  America's founding generation embraced this Christian precept and knew therefore that temporal law cannot do away with or even prevent evils arising from the human condition, thus there must be limitations on power of the state:

"There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America...I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion---for who can search the human heart?---but I am certain that they hold it indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions." (Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1955, p. 316)

Stanton Evans reveals that the defining attitude of secular philosophers and ideological systematizers of the Renaissance and Enlightenment rests on the principle that religious absolutes by their  nature,

"...and the Christian religion in particular, are congenial to oppression."  (ibid, p. 39)

If Christian doctrine is opposed to freedom, then respect for human life as well as liberty should have flourished in secular communist and national socialist regimes.   Yet the reverse was true as slavery, cruelty, terror, genocide and catastrophic destruction characterized 20th century's murderous secular regimes.

If Christian absolutes implies oppression, then it follows that denial of absolutes will lead to freedom.   Thus moral relativism, the erasure of male and female distinctions, alternative lifestyles, diversity and pluralism (equality of all belief systems except for orthodox Christianity and faithful Judaism) are among politically correct outlooks for our secular dystopian society.

While our dystopia draws on all of these nihilistic notions, the evolutionary-scientific-rationalist bias of modern secular thought is the foundation stone since evolutionary theory has supposedly cast down the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo.   Here freedom from oppression means that man is no longer created in God's spiritual image.

The apostate Christian philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was the first rebel against the living God to gaze fully upon man’s loss of faith and its terrifying consequences.  With no living God to obstruct his vision, the utter emptiness--the nihilism he saw was agonizing.   In “The Gnostic Religion,” Hans Jonas provides a full-scale study of the heretical world of pre-Christian and Christian era Gnostic nihilism together with its modern variant.

Jonas points out that whereas the ancient gnostic conception was antagonistic, antinomian, demonic and anti-human, it nevertheless retained a source for soul/spirit.   Not so for its’ modern counterpart.   With its’ completely godless, soulless nature, it represents the “absolute vacuum, the really bottomless pit.” (Jonas, p. 339)

For the evolved soulless human-ape there is nothing—no  living God Who will hold every human being accountable for how he lived his life while in the world; no soul/spirit, no heaven above and no hell below.

If all of this is accepted, then there is no reason whatever to observe normal standards of truth, to play by the rules, to respect the institution of marriage, to refrain from social parasitism, theft, force, murder and violence, or to respect the rights and liberties of anyone since human life is cheap, even worthless, since it is the chance product of evolution:

"(Video) MSNBC Repeatedly Calls Babies 'The Things That Might Turn Into Humans:'

Melissa Harris-Perry denies that babies are humans and tells us that her opinion is based on "science" and not "faith" and she also warns us that if these "things that may become human" are allowed to be born, they might represent a financial burden to us all.

Video:   http://conservativeamericaonline.blogspot.com/2013/03/video-msnbc-repeatedly-calls-babies.html

Since Christian absolutes are oppressive, why not demonstrate our contempt and outright hatred for their Author  Jesus Christ by writing His name on a piece of paper and then stomping on it?  In "Professor Makes Students 'Stomp on Jesus,' Todd Starnes reports:

"A Florida Atlantic University student said he was suspended from class after he refused a professor’s directive to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it."  (Starnes, Townhall.com, Mar. 22, 2013)

The secular university naturally defends professor Deandre Poole's directive:

"The lesson on bashing the name of Christ is included in a textbook titled, “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th Edition.”

Fox News obtained a synopsis of the lesson:

Have the students write the name JESUS in big letters on a piece of paper,” the lesson reads. “Ask the students to stand up and put the paper on the floor in front of them with the name facing up. Ask the students to think about it for a moment. After a brief period of silence instruct them to step on the paper. Most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.” (ibid)

Paul Kengor, the executive director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College, told Fox News he’s not surprised by the classroom lesson:

These are the new secular disciples of ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’ – empty buzzwords that make liberals and progressives feel good while they often refuse to tolerate and sometimes even assault traditional Christian and conservative beliefs..." “It also reflects the rising confidence and aggression of the new secularists and atheists, especially at our sick and surreal modern universities..."  (ibid)

And finally, if you’re a pastor who seeks validation from secular nihilists and you've just got to be accepted at all costs, then you'll  distance yourself from orthodox Christians and faithful Jews, and like the hipster apostate pastor Rob Bell, you'll demonstrate your worthiness of acceptance by embracing moral relativism, mystical pantheism and same-sex marriage.  (Rob Bell, Homosexuality, and the New Cultural Acceptance, by Owen Strachan, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Mar. 19, 2013)

Or perhaps, as Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend reports, you'll receive acceptance by mocking Christians who want to go deeper into the study of God’s Word. If mockery doesn't go far enough, then maybe you'll bring our sick, nihilistic culture right into God's House by playing AC/DC's satanic “Highway to Hell” to start off the resurrection service at your church.  (Watch Hirelings vs Shepherds, available online for next three days    http://www.worldviewweekend.com/tv  )

"Understand, you unwise among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?  The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity....And he will recompense them their wickedness..." Psalm 94: 8, 11, 23)

Unless they wise up and repent, all of the faithless who  seek entrance into  secularism's inner sanctum need merely to reject the God of Revelation and embrace nihilism in its every permutation to receive their just reward: a smooth, fast ride on the Highway to Hell, down, down, down into the bottomless pit.

@Linda Kimball

In a world without God, fixed meaning, higher purpose and accountability, why not lie, cheat, wed 'gay' couples, plunder and kill?

"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

There is nothing new under the sun. From the beginning men have been rebelling against the true God and taking refuge in lies:

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

Since the dawn of time rebels against God have been making lies and deception their refuge:

"We have to use any ruse, dodge, trick, cunning, unlawful method, concealment, and veiling of the truth." V.I. Lenin, God-hating evolutionist, mass-murderer, and progressive liberal anti-hero. (The Marxist Goliath Among Us, Ronald J. Lawrence, p. 28)

"I suppose the reason we leaped at the origin of species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores," confessed Sir Julian Huxley, former president of UNESCO and grandson of Darwin's colleague Thomas Huxley. (Henry M. Morris, The Troubled Waters of Evolution, Creation-Life Publishers, 1974, p. 58)

Of Darwin's theory that everything ascended (evolved) upward out of self-generated genderless matter, the great Christian theologian Charles Spurgeon pointedly observed,

"There is not a hair of truth upon this dog from its head to its tail, but it rends and tears the simple ones. In all its bearing upon scriptural truth, the evolution theory is in direct opposition to it. If God's Word be true, evolution is a lie." (Spurgeon, Hideous Discovery, July 25, 1886)

Evolutionist Suzan Mazur seems to agree with Spurgeon. In her book, "The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry" she looks at the rivalry in contemporary natural science surrounding attempts to discover the elusive process of evolution. Her book openly acknowledges the unresolvable problems surrounding evolution and natural selection and documents these concerns with statements from leading evolutionary scientists. Mazur comments:

"A wave of scientists now questions natural selection's role, though fewer will publicly admit it." (p. 20, "Desperate attempts to discover 'the elusive process of evolution,' reviewed by Walter J. ReMine, Creation Ministries International)

She describes evolutionary science as a modern day quest for the Holy Grail that is very much about posturing, salesmanship, stonewalling and bullying. It is a social discourse involving hypotheses of staggering complexity,

"...with scientists, recipients of the biggest grants of any intellectuals, assuming the power of politicians while engaged in Animal House pie-throwing and name-calling..." (ibid)

Evolution books are hyped like snake oil at a carnival:

"Perhaps the most egregious display of commercial dishonesty is this year's celebration of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, the so-called theory of evolution by natural selection, i.e., survival of the fittest, a brand foisted on us 150 years ago." (ibid)

Mazur admits that genes and natural selection have little to do with long-term changes in populations. Here she not only calls attention to the existing censorship against non-Darwinian ideas but tells us why it happens:

"The commercial media is both ignorant of and blocks coverage of stories about non-centrality of the gene because its science advertising dollars come from the gene-centered Darwin industry. At the same time, the Darwin industry is also in bed with government, even as political leaders remain clueless about evolution. Thus, the public is unaware that its dollars are being squandered on funding of mediocre, middlebrow science or that its children are being intellectually starved as a result of outdated texts and unenlightened teachers." (Mazur, p. ix, ibid)

Today vast numbers of spiritually blind Westerners and Americans are entangled and increasingly isolated within a massive and still growing web of delusion, and evolution said C.S. Lewis,

"...is the central and radical lie in the whole web of falsehood that now governs our lives..." (Letter to Bernard Acworth, Spt. 13, 1951)

In his masterpiece, "Ideas Have Consequences," early intellectual conservative Richard Weaver traced the web's first threads to the late 14th century when Western man made an "evil decision" to abandon his belief in transcendent, unchanging "universals" and thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of man..." The consequences of this revolution were catastrophic:

"The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 30-33)

Corruption and delusion rapidly spread and deepened, the web expanded and the downward spiral continued:

The living, supernatural God was conceptually murdered, heaven shut-down and nature and the physical world of the senses elevated to the supreme reality. The doctrine of original sin was abandoned and replaced by the 'goodness of man' and the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo dehistoricized and replaced with evolutionary cosmogonies claiming spontaneous generation and vast ages of time. As supernatural Christianity declined, rationalism and then Protestant Liberalism (pantheism) arose and materialist evolutionary science became the most prestigious way to study man. With knowledge limited to the sensory realm, Jesus Christ the Word Incarnate was reduced to an immanent mystical evolutionary force or Christ consciousness within nature while man's spiritual attributes — soul/spirit (mind, conscience and will) — were soon lost in an endless cycle of reductionism and determinism. Man, created in the spiritual likeness of his supernatural Creator would be lost. In his place would stand the soulless hominid, an accidental emergent product of spontaneously-generated mystical matter and evolutionary forces:

"Marxist philosophical materialism remains beyond all doubt that at some time or other in the remote past, life must have arisen from non-living matter." (Outline of Dialectical Materialism, 1948, p. 494)

Spontaneously generated dead matter not only thinks but is divine:

"...matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic...the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)

In "Socialism and Religious Beliefs," Enrico Ferri (1856-1926), a prominent socialist of his day and editor of Avanti, a socialist daily, confesses that Darwinism is fundamental to socialism and further reveals that natural causality or determining forces substitute for miracles and divinity:

"....modern positive science...has substituted the conception of natural causality for the conception of miracles and divinity....I add that not only is Darwinism not contrary to socialism, but that it forms one of its fundamental scientific premises. As Virchow justly remarked, socialism is nothing else than the logical and vital outcome partly of Darwinism and partly of Spencerian evolution." (www.marxists.org/archive/ferri/1894/religion.htm)

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

"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, disordered thinking, dark fantasies, 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, crime, decadence, homicide and suicide 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 pathological lying, nihilism, atheism, agnosticism, occult paganism, suicide, lawlessness, mass murder, decadence, abortion, and euthanasia have increased exponentially throughout America and the world.

All of this makes a devilish kind of sense if the true God 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 suicide? Why not sexually pervert children, cheat on and maybe even murder your spouse, gun down children, toss unwanted babies into trash bins, 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 plunder the wealth and resources of unsuspecting Western and American tax-slave hominids 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 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)

Tim Graham points out that the so-called "news" media,

"...love to blame conservatives for the declining civility of our democratic discourse, but the hateful venom spewed by supposedly enlightened liberals like Kaul is as vicious as it gets. Publishing death threats is bad enough, but doing so in the name of promoting a more peaceful, compassionate society is beyond sick. But this clown will probably never realize the absurdity of his argument." (ibid)

But why not blame Conservatives and use deadly force against the NRA? Why not,

"...tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control." (ibid)

Self-deceived rebels against God have made a covenant with death and taken refuge in lies and falsehood. Being in agreement with hell their world is a hell-on-earth where man is a soulless bag of chemicals with neither hope of an afterlife nor any accountability to his Maker for his actions here in this world, so if a devilish rebel irrationally hates Conservatives, why not demonize them? Why not stir up hate and murderous intent against them? Why not?

"There's nothing to fear but fear itself. So why not go ahead? What's to stop you?" whispers the devil in sadistic satisfaction.

© Linda Kimball

Voodoo: Satanic Source of Rock and Christian Rock

Religion has been the foundation stone and source of higher ethics for every civilization that has ever existed.   When the foundation is destroyed  society disintegrates and dies.  The dying culture actually annihilates itself as it falls into institutionalized Satanism in its' every manifestation:  break-down of family, hedonism, rebelliousness issuing in rejection of truth, rules, standards and authority whether Divine or temporal;  sexual perversions, pre-occupation with self and personal power, moral relativism, irrationalism, the occult, decadence, pornography, violence, and killing.   

Cultures which have lost their spiritual roots are dying cultures, and this is the case with the post-Christian West and America, which even now is witnessing the collapse of its' Christian denominations and higher moral law.  In the resulting soulless wasteland:

"The power and violence of the satanic is something which youngsters bereft of hope, and with a stunted conscience, can easily gravitate.  Children who find it difficult to identify a coherent value system, or who were raised with no values at all, still must identify with something...All children---and in a very large sense teenagers are yet children----give heed to the feeling of a Higher Power.  Troubled and abused youngsters, through a sort of insidious imprinting of experience, believe the Higher Power must be evil.  Heavy metal affirms this 'theology' and institutionalizes it in the music." (Painted Black, Carl A. Raschke, p. 275)
 
Carl Raschke is  Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, specializing in  Continental philosophy, the philosophy of religion and the theory of  religion.   He is an internationally  known writer and academic who has authored numerous books and hundreds of  articles on topics ranging from postmodernism to popular religion and culture  to technology and society.  He is also a leading authority on America's subculture of darkness, which he fully documents in his landmark book, "Painted Black."

Raschke's chilling book presents the frightening facts and cases behind an invisible wave of evil sweeping over our dying culture,  capturing our youth by their minds and parents by their hearts.  In part three he documents the epidemic of violence connected to fantasy role-playing games and heavy metal music, "audio pornography at extreme decibels:'

"The strains of violence, fury, hate, insurrection, primitive sex, and, as the kids call it, 'head-banging' in heavy metal music cements a neural bond with all stripes of alienated adolescence.  The incitement of heavy metal....is markedly increased when an adolescent abuses drugs (for then) the music instantly becomes the most impressive furniture in the mental housing of chemically dependent youth. The chemically dependent adolescent adopts a life-style of swagger, brutality, theft, and sexual-excess---all of which is reinforced by the yowling and bellowing of the metal groups." (pp. 274, 276)

Satanic Source of Rock Music

In his 1984 book, "The Secret Power of Music," secular researcher David Tame traces rock music to its' satanic source in Africa as well as revealing  extensive scientific research demonstrating the destructive effects of rock music on both mind and  body : 

"Were we to scour the globe in search of the most aggressively  malevolent and unmistakably evil music in existence, it is more than likely  that nothing would be found anywhere to surpass voodoo  in these attributes ... as the rhythmic accompaniment to satanic rituals and  orgies, voodoo is the quintessence of tonal evil. ... Its multiple rhythms,  rather than uniting into an integrated whole, are performed in a certain kind  of conflict with one another. ... What is certain is that to hear this music  is to become instantly encompassed by the sound of its raw, livid power. ...  Musicologists and historians are in no doubt that the drum rhythms of Africa  were carried to America and were transmitted and translated into the style of  music which became known as jazz. Since jazz and the blues were the parents of rock and roll, this also means that there exists a direct line of descent from the voodoo ceremonies of Africa, through jazz, to rock and roll and all other forms of rock music today." (pp. 189-190)

Tame reveals that rock music affects digestion, internal secretions, circulation, nutrition, respiration and neural networks of the brain:

 "Researchers have discovered that consonant and dissonant chords,  different intervals, and other features of music all  exert a profound effect upon man's pulse and respiration -- upon their rate  and upon whether their rhythm is constant, or interrupted and jumpy. Blood  pressure is lowered by sustained chords and raised by crisp, repeated ones. ...It has also been found that the tension of the larynx is affected by  melodies, that sound stimuli can have a negative effect upon the skeletal  muscles, that rock rhythms cause the heart beat to lose its perfect rhythm,  and that certain rhythms can even cause a rare malady known as "musicogenic  epilepsy"  with which some of its  victims have been tormented to the point of committing suicide or murder. ... We can see, then, that music affects the body in two distinct ways: directly, as the effect of sound upon the cells and organs, and indirectly, by affecting the emotions, which then in turn influence numerous bodily processes."   (p. 137)

Musicologist Alice Monsarrat points out that it,

 "....is precisely at this point that rock 'n' roll ... becomes potentially  dangerous. This is because, to maintain a sense of well-being and integration,  it is essential that man is not subjected too much to any rhythms not in  accord with his natural bodily rhythms" (ibid, p. 199)

Tame writes that like human nature itself, music cannot possibly be neutral in its  spiritual direction,

"... ultimately all uses of tone  and all musical lyrics can be classified according to their  spiritual direction, upward or downward. ... To put it plainly, music tends to  be of either the darkness or of the light."   "In his famous work, Laws, Plato lamented the musical revolution of his time and its "unmusical  anarchy": 'Through foolishness they deceived themselves into  thinking that there was no right or wrong in music -- that it was to be judged  good or bad by the pleasure it gave. By their work and their theories they  infected the masses with the presumption to think themselves adequate judges.  ... As it was, the criterion was not music, but a reputation for promiscuous  cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking" (pp. 187, 189).

With a clear-eyed discernment  lacking in most  Christians today, Tame concludes,

"More than any  other form of the misuse of sound, it is rock with which we must deal today.  ... It is a global phenomenon; a pounding, pounding destructive beat which is  heard from America and Western Europe to Africa and Asia. Its effect upon the  soul is to make nigh-impossible the true inner silence and peace necessary for  the contemplation of eternal verities. ... How necessary is it in this age for some to have the courage to be the ones who are 'different,' and to separate themselves out from the pack who long ago sold their lives and personalities to this sound....I adamantly believe that rock in all its forms is a critical problem which our civilization must get to grips...if it wishes long to survive." (p. 204)

Noted German theologian Kurt Koch (1913-1987) agrees with David Tames conclusions.  An expert in the occult, Koch pastored and counseled those suffering from occult oppression in its various forms in 65 countries and 5 continents.  In "Occult ABC: Exposing Occult Practices and Ideologies,"  Koch writes that from his travels in South America and Africa, he learned first-hand that rock music is the kind of music used in cultic dances:

"Primitive people dance themselves into a frenzy to such music, often ending in sexual orgies." (p. 180)

Koch observes that there is a kind of music which uplifts and a kind which destroys all that is good and drags people down, and this includes Christian rock music:

"There is a music which has divine inspiration, and music which has demonic inspiration." (p. 181)

Ex-rocker Bob Larsen  concurs:

"(rock music) has a spirit which comes from dark and muddy waters.  It cannot be cleansed and used for the Holy Spirit." (Koch, p. 182)

After leaving his rock music days behind, Larsen became an evangelist.  When he spoke to rock fans he found they agreed, saying,

"You are on the right track.  Go on as you are.  We all feel something of the demonism of this music." (p. 182)

But when he spoke in churches, where truth and spiritual discernment should be found, he was attacked.    In a sign of the times in which we live, spiritually blind Christians will teach about spiritual warfare even while assuring evangelists like Larsen that rock music,

"...can be used for the gospel, too." (p. 182)

Koch notes that Larsen's discovery that where the truth ought to be found, it is rejected, and where it is not expected it is accepted, means nothing less than that a rock fan is nearer to the kingdom of God than some elders of the church.  This is a present-day version,

"...of the words of Jesus, 'The tax-gatherers and prostitutes go into the kingdom of God sooner than the hypocritical Pharisees." (p. 182)

As David Tame reveals,  there exists a direct line of descent from the voodoo ceremonies of Africa, through jazz, to rock and roll and all other forms of rock music today.  And this includes Christian rock, which like its' parent is not of the Holy Spirit but of an unholy spirit.  This is why it causes confusion, anger, contention, and division among Christians, said Gordon Sears in his booklet, "Is Today's Christian Music 'Sacred'?"

If Christian rock is of God, as many Christians contend,  then asks Sears, why is it:

(1) ....causing so much confusion and division among Christians?

(2) Why is it not received by all orthodox Bible-believing churches?

(3) Why is it readily accepted by the non-Christian world? The ungodly  never accepted the old Christian hymns

(4) Why is it that Bible-denying universities and popular secular TV  entertainment shows invite well-known Christian artists to give concerts with  Christian rock? This never happened with the great spiritual hymns

(5) Why are there hundreds of churches with godly pastors across America  that strictly reject it and forbid it in their services?

(6) Why does it have such a strong effect upon the physical body?

 Speaking of the growing divisions among Americans and between Christians, David Tame observes that in contemporary American society there stands in one corner the ancients and in the other the traditionalists.  Traditionalists hold  that music affects character and society, therefore the artist has a  duty to be morally responsible and constructive, not immoral and destructive.  Standing in the opposite corner against the traditionalists, are the morally relative ancients (neo-pagans, pantheists)  disclaiming personal responsibility and need  for moral judgments, and paying no heed to the consequences of their yowling, disharmonious sounds.

The second  camp contains not only the antinomian progressive avant-garde, but the entire mass of American moral relativists, both within and without the Church.

Kurt Koch is not surprised by any of this.  He writes that the Bible tells us that in latter days people will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons:

"...demons are capable of finding people to speak through.  Many rock musicians have allowed themselves to be used as the mouthpieces of demons." (Occult ABC, p. 182)

Satanic influence is very strong in the popular music field, said Koch.   And undiscerning Christians have brought it right into God's House where it divides Christians and hastens both the death of the Church and the foundation-stone of American society.

@Linda Kimball