More than eighty years ago, America began moving away from its' founding Biblical-based worldview to what President Calvin Coolidge identified as "pagan materialism." 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," said Coolidge as he quoted John Wise (1710). "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 â€” 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)
In a remarkably brief period, America has undergone a cataclysic transformation that has plunged it into the darkness of neo-paganism. This transformation has spiritually converted the very consciousness of Americans and changed the nature of our society, leading Pastor Robert Jeffress to conclude that America is imploding and doomed to be swept away by God's judgment.
In his book, "Twilight's Last Gleaming," Pastor Jeffress writes that America's collapse cannot be fixed with political, economic or legal band-aids because what ails America is spiritual.
Neo-pagan relativism is engulfing not just our society said Jeffress, but more disastrously, the community of those who call themselves Evangelical Christians. And he warns,
"When Christians lose their motivation to be restrainers of evil, it is only a matter of time until society crumbles under the weight of its own sin."
Relativism results from a depraved conscience. And the reasoning of a depraved conscience is sophistry. The sophists' view of truth and reality is satanically twisted and inverted. Good is evil, truth is lie, abnormal is normal, and so on.
Dr. Peter Jones points out that America's spiritually sick, satanically inverted culture is due to the invasion into the â€œChristianâ€ West of pagan spirituality,
"with its strident intention to â€œeliminate the binary.â€ The foremost â€œbinaryâ€ is the distinction between the Creator and the creature. Other binaries then fall like dominosâ€”the binary of right and wrong, for example. â€œWe must beware of thinking of good and evil as absolute opposites,â€ says a leading theorist. Modern psychologists tell us that a binary view of reality (as made up of opposites) produces guilt, the hallmark of neurosis. The Hindu notion of Advaita, â€œnot two,â€ dominates spirituality and â€œnon-dual spiritualityâ€ is taught even in some â€œevangelicalâ€ schools. Lesbian activists ask: â€œCan We Put an End to the Gender Binary?â€ (The Advocate.com) because â€œthere is no one way a person should be.â€ (May 9, 2012: The Official End of Christendom, Jones, http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=17185 )
In his book, "America's Schools: The Battleground for Freedom," Allen Quist warns parents that non-dual pagan spiritually is being taught in our schools:
"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)
Pagan spiritually is eliminating distinctions between male and female as created by the supernatural God: In the beginning God created man; male and female He made them. The pagan ideal is the androgyne, one being who is both male and female.
Under the guise of 'gay' rights and sex education our youth are embracing androgynous perversion. For example, on April 25, between 150-200 morally-depraved students converged on a handful of parents demonstrating outside Brookline High School, Mass., to protest the pro-homosexual 'Day of Silence.' One father describes the depravity he was met with:
"My arguments in my flyer seemed devastating to the gay agenda and totally captivated the students. . . At least one hundred kids were surrounding me like buzzing bees debating these arguments, some yelling degrading comments like "moron," "idiot," cursing, occasionally throwing food and wads of paper at me, burning my flyer, doing simulated homosexual sex acts, telling me they were going to sodomize me, boys were kissing and making out with other boys and girls were making out and fondling other girls to loud ecstatic cheering. I was amazed that none of these kids were even told to go to their classes! One boy walked past me several times over the course of a few hours eerily holding up two fingers clad in surgical gloves. It was like being in Sodom and Gomorrah! However, I couldn't help but feel compassion.."
( http://www.massresistance.org/docs/events07/day_of_defiance/index.html )
America is in free-fall, spiraling ever downward:
"Neopaganism Growing Quickly: Numbers Roughly Double Every 18 Months in United States, Canada, and Europe." Denver Post, June 26, 2008 (How Evil Works: Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces that are Transforming America, 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 an article entitled, "Hundred Years of Pedophilia," Olavo de Carvalho warns of evils yet to come:
"In Greece and in the Roman Empire, the use of minors for the sexual satisfaction of adults was a tolerated and even prized costume.(sic) In China, castrating young boys to sell them to rich pederasts was legitimate commerce during millennia. In the Islamic world, the rigid morals that ordain the relationships between men and women was not rarely compensated by the tolerance with homosexual pedophilia. In some countries this lasted all least until the beginning of the 20th century, making Algeria, for example, a garden of delights for depraved travelers (read the memoirs of AndrÃ© Gide, "Si le grain ne meurt"). ....In all the places where the practice of pedophilia receded, it was the influence of Christianism â€” practically alone â€” that freed the children from this awful rule. .....But this had a price. It is as if an undercurrent of hate and resentment had gone through two millennia of history, waiting for the moment of revenge. This moment has arrived. " ( http://www.olavodecarvalho.org/traducoes/pedophilia.htm )
Throughout post-Christian America and the West, the ground has long been prepared by shock troopers of evil for the next transgression: the conditioning of youth to make themselves available to evil-minded adult deviants throughout the general population.
In anticipation, iniquitous fantasies have already been scripted within the satanically-twisted imaginations of the criminally insane throughout 'gay' conclaves and elsewhere. San Francisco's Castro District, considered to be on the pioneering edge of the 'gay' rights movement is setting the tone for the New Age neo-pagan spiritual paradigm with its ideal of androgyny in replacement of oppressive male-female sex norms, writes Peter Jones and Tal Brooke in their collaborative essay, "Strange Fire: The Invasion of Pagan Spirituality."
Once a small aberrant pinpoint on a map, the 'politically correct' Progressive Castro District is now free to 'normalize' and spread its sicknesses in the name of politically correct diversity, gay rights, tolerance, and progress. Illustrating the growing fascination for Castro District's strange fire, The Village Voice announced a cultural milestone:
"This week (March 2-3, 2000) New York University hosts a conference to celebrate Dennis Cooper, the 47-year-old writer who has come closer than anyone to reanimating the spirit of Burroughs." A homosexual pedophile, Coopers' "two great themes are murder and rimming...A dedicated young following â€” of both sexes and all sexualities â€” has honed in on Cooper, and his name keeps popping up on the pomo pedagogy circuit." "Every work of Cooper's 'produces a minor insurrection on several levels'....his work is as dangerous and exhilarating as Madame Bovary (though) in Cooper's case, the object of forbidden desire is...a drugged-out, dissociated boy â€” the kind of kid who could get picked up on a freeway, taken to some basement, raped, and disemboweled." (Strange Fire: The Invasion of Pagan Spirituality, SCP Journal, Vol. 25:2-26:1 2002)
America is sinking under the weight of unrestrained depravity...a tyranny of evil. Over fifty years ago, Conservative John Hallowell wrote that if America and the West are to find redemption from the tyranny of evil,
"We must restore to our vocabulary a word discarded long ago, namely sin." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George Nash, p. 52)
Not only has the Church failed to restore the concept of sin but increasingly Christians have themselves fallen into moral depravity, thus they have no motivation to be restrainers of evil.
Christian depravity, heresy and apostasy have allowed the take-over of America by pagan spirituality, and together this is the spiritual disease killing America and the reason why God will judge this nation, said Pastor Jefress.
Jeffress points out that sometimes God judges without delay, but other times there is a delay between explosive choices a society makes and the natural collapse that comes from removing the spiritual and moral support structures of a society.
America has fallen into the pagan spirituality that Coolidge saw and warned against over eighty years ago. Thus we are now living "in that pause in history between explosion and implosion," said Jeffress, who added:
"Our future hope is that the coming darkness that will engulf America and every other nation in the world will be followed by the dawn of Christ's return, when He will establish a new heaven and a new earth. But until that time, God has left us on earth during these twilight years for a very specific purpose."
And that specific purpose is to be salt and light.