The fundamental premise of contemporary Western Satanism and evolutionary Progressive spirituality is the lie first whispered to Eve in the Garden, that is, the idea of man as deity expressed by ascribing to man attributes of the personal Triune God. According to the lie, man is sovereign (morally autonomous) and characterized by the supremacy of his omniscient reason, mystical mind-powers (i.e., gnosis), and intuition. Since man stands beyond good and evil he is morally perfect. As he is the uncreated product of evolution he is not fallen but rather evolving ever upward away from his ape ancestry toward perfection, therefore he needs no personal Savior. Put simply, the “lie” is this:
"...you are your own god and thus possess the requisite authority, information, and wisdom to properly determine what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, nothing objective or external to you has the authority to tell you how to live your life; not other people and, certainly, not God. But, rather than become truly “enlightened,” we have become morally stupid. In America, this cultural disease has run its dark course and is now so complete that we self-destructively call good “evil” and evil “good.” (Why Christians are Hated in America, Christian News Journal, Aug. 24, 2015)
This is rebellion and idolatry, plain and simple. And there is no greater example of the arrogance of the god delusion than Progressive spirituality. There are many modern Progressive humanist philosophies and "religions" premised on the god delusion. For example: Gnostic Marxism, Fascism, Secular Humanism, Cosmic Trans-humanism, Illumined Theosophy, Liberal theology, Satanism and global Technocracy.
Progressive spirituality is actually little more than an ungrateful, egoistic creature kicking, scratching, spitting, spewing, and throwing a tantrum while screaming at its Creator that He has it all wrong and that the so-called scientifically enlightened god-men know better, therefore refuse to allow the Lord's moral boundaries to define and restrain them. The wicked will of egoists has replaced the Lord, truth, and virtue in America, and like a monstrous steamroller is intolerantly crushing everyone and everything in its path.
Satanism and Progressive Spirituality
Satanism is a type of humanism and between it, Progressive spirituality and the others the common denominator is the narcissistic tantrum-throwing creature in rebellion as seen in the following examples:
A. Satanists and evolutionary Progressives disavow the Fall, which in practical terms means that Lucifer never fell and is therefore not the devil. Thus Satanists foolishly claim that the devil is merely the invention of Christianity while other equally foolish Progressives and other humanists laud Lucifer as the first free thinker, the Garden's liberator of mankind, the bringer of illumination, man's genetic creator, evolution's seething energy and angel of evolution.
B. Both Satanists and Progressives are practitioners of black magic, the primary power of which is 'The Lie.' There is for example the relentless lies of propaganda, the lie that Jehovah is dead, the lie that evolution is a fact of science, the lie that man evolved from the ape, the lie that sin and hell do not exist, the lie of global change/cooling/warming/whatever works. If you believe the lies then liars have power over your will and mind.
Black magic is an ancient practice extending back into antiquity. The goal of its' practitioners was the acquisition of power over creation and over the minds of other men by unpatterning or uncreating creation. Its methods, said J. Budziszewski, professor of government at the University of Texas and author of "What We Can't Not Know," are forms of goetia.....black magic. (p. 198)
Modern goetia is the Big Lie in practice. With respect to Satanism and Progressive spirituality it works by a process of inversion, that is, it elevates the lower order of creation, meaning the evolving universe of energy and matter, man, and Satan over the Creator God and His heavenly or supernatural realm. In practice it looks like this:
"….it is but natural…to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the “Harbinger of Light” bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; and he who was the first to whisper: “in the day ye eat thereof, ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil” – can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour….” “And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the “Lord of Phosphorus” (brimstone was a theological improvement), and Lucifer, or “Light Bearer,” is in us: It is our Mind – our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior from pure animalism. Without this principle… we would be surely no better than animals” (“The Secret Doctrine,” Volume II, Helena Blavatsky, Theosophical University Press, 1888, p. 243)
2. The material or natural dimension over the supernatural
3. Certain highly evolved god-men and an all-powerful mystical god-state over God the Father and all other men
4. Evolutionary cosmogonies (anti-creation accounts) over the Genesis account (creation ex nihilo); the neutrality principle (subjectivism/nihilism/deconstruction) over God's Revealed Word and eternally unchanging Moral Law; apes and nature over the faceless masses; pantheist collectivism over individuality; meaninglessness over meaning; androgyny over the two created sexes; fluid sexual relationships over traditional marriage, death over life, evil over good, dark over light, lie over truth, unnatural over natural, disorder over order, and grey matter (brain) over spirit (mind).
This is the black magic spell cast by Gnostic Progressives, scientific materialists, God is dead theologians, and Satanists over all who believe the lies. The minds of all who reject God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, embrace evolutionary thinking (even if by default) and have either forgotten their souls or accept that they either have no souls or perhaps have just a spark or essence as modern Gnostics teach, thus their minds have been captured and locked up in the narrow, darkened confines of a psychic cage.
C. Regarding faithful, orthodox Christian theists, Anton Szander LaVey's Satanic Bible states,
"Cursed are the gazers toward a richer life beyond the grave, for they shall perish amidst plenty. Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true messiahs. Cursed are the god-adorers for they shall be shorn sheep."
The Humanist Manifesto II likewise declares:
"We believe that traditional dogmatic or authoritarian religions that place revelation, God, ritual or creed above human needs and experience do a disservice to the human species. As non-theists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity."
D. With respect to immortal salvation the Satanic Bible states:
"I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad redeemer and write over his thorn-torn brow: The true prince of evil - the king of the slaves!"
In a similar vein, the Humanist Manifesto declares:
"Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful"
E. About the living God's Moral Law the Satanic Bible says:
"There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands and what man has made, man can destroy!"
The autonomous evolutionary Secular Humanist can likewise unmake Moral Law, therefore,
"Ethics is autonomous and situational...." (Humanist Manifesto II)
F. There is no heaven or hell. All that exists is the here and now, therefore said LaVey:
"I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness..." (Satanic Bible)
Aping LaVey, the Humanist Manifesto II states:
"We strive for the good life here and now."
G. With regard to man's sovereignty, LaVey declares,
"No creed must be accepted upon authority of a "divine" nature. Religions must be put to the question. No moral dogma must be taken for granted - no standard of measurement deified."
The Humanist Manifesto similarly states:
" We reject all religious, ideological or moral codes that denigrate the individual, suppress freedom, dull intellect, dehumanize personality. In the area of sexuality, we believe that intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritanical cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct. The right to birth control, abortion and divorce should be recognized. It also includes a recognition of an individuals right to die with dignity, euthanasia and the right to suicide."
Behind black magic (the power of the Lie) is the devil and his foot-soldiers-- hardened reprobate spirits attacking, oppressing and even trying to take possession of the mind and will of other human spirits, thus the truth about evil, said Church Father Athanasius,
"...is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)
What does the Lord have to say to evolutionary humanists and Satanists about their idolatry, defiance, rebellion, and black magic? Thus saith the Lord,
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
Because they hate Truth and prefer lies they fall prey to and become ensnared by every lie, deception, and untruth that their kind (natural men of 2 Tim. 3: 1-5) can invent, thus their thinking becomes twisted and vain:
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:21-22).
As a result of their foolishness and arrogant disdain of the things of the Holy Trinity, He gives them over to a depraved mind, "to do what ought not be to be done." (Romans 1:28)
“Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32).
The Revealed Word of God makes it clear that during the end times the Lord sends a strong delusion to all who choose not to believe the gospel of Christ. These He will condemn because they refuse to love the Truth and so be saved:
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness” (Romans 1:18) " For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). “They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations; so I (the Lord) also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in My sight and chose what displeases Me” (Isaiah 66:3-4).
Therefore take heed, and repent before it is too late:
"Wash yourselves, make yourself clean. Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good." Isaiah 1:16-17