Frankfurt School Critical Theory: Devilish Spirit of Criticism in Disguise

In anticipation of the revolutionary storm that would baptize the world in an inferno of red terror, leading to its rebirth as the neo-pagan promised land of communist social justice and proletarian equality, Frederich Engels wrote, "All the...large and small nationalities are destined to the revolutionary world storm... (A general war will) wipe out all...nations, down to their very names. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only reactionary classes...but...reactionary peoples." ("The Magyar Struggle," Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Jan. 13, 1849)

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

Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci of Italy concluded that the Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist new world order. The West would have to be conquered from within by means of a long, stealthy, diabolically evil march through the culture. Additionally, a new proletariat must be created. In his "Prison Notebooks," he suggested that the new proletariat be comprised of criminals, women, and racial minorities. In time, those who engage in sodomy, bestiality, lesbianism, pedophilia and pederasty would join the ranks of the privileged proletariat.

The new battleground, said Gramsci, must become the culture, starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing seminaries, churches, Biblical morality and sexual ethics, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and history. All of these culture-sustaining institutions must be seized and slowly transformed in order that the social and cultural order would gradually turn upside-down with the criminally minded, polymorphously perverse proletariat placed in power at the top as both terroristic enforcers and privileged role-models.

In 1923, Gramsci's recommendations were taken up by the Frankfurt School, a Marxist think-tank founded in Weimar Germany and one of many key mainsprings of the progressive satanic revolt. The satanic revolt fully intends both the destruction of the Christian-based Old Order and the establishment of something new, because:

"The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed." (Karl Marx, Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 59)

The school was a multidisciplinary effort which included sociologists, sexologists, and psychologists and its' primary goal was to translate Marxism from economic terms into cultural terms so as to provide the ideas on which to base a new political theory of progressive revolution based on culture as well as harnessing the new "oppressed groups" in place of the original 'faithless' proletariat.

Smashing Christianity, immutable truth, moral absolutes and sexual ethics, it would also build a constituency among academics who could build worthless careers studying, writing and teaching about the new oppression.

Additional intellectual firepower was required: a theory to pathologize what was to be destroyed. In 1950, the Frankfurt School augmented Cultural Marxism with Marxist theoretician Theodor Adorno's idea of the ‘authoritarian personality.' This concept is premised on the notion that Christianity, capitalism, and the traditional family create a character prone to racism and fascism. Thus anyone who upholds America's traditional moral values, sexual ethics and traditional institutions is both racist and fascist.

Children raised by traditional values parents, we are told to believe, will almost certainly become racists and fascists. By extension, if fascism and racism are endemic to America's traditional culture, then everyone raised in the traditions of the living, supernatural God, traditional family, patriotism, gun ownership, private property ownership, and free markets is 'mentally ill' and in need of psychological help and psychiatric drugs.

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

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

A corresponding and diabolically crafted idea is political correctness. The strong suggestion here is that in order for one not to be thought of as racist or fascist, then one must not only be nonjudgmental but must also embrace the ‘new' inverted morality: diversity, choice, sensitivity, sexual orientation, 'gay' marriage, pluralism, and tolerance.

Critical theory is yet another evil-causing psychological device. As stated by Daniel J. Flynn,

"Critical Theory, as its name implies, criticizes. What deconstruction does to literature, Critical Theory does to societies." (Intellectual Morons, p 15-16)

As each and every person is a living soul/spirit (mind, will, conscience) fully embedded within a body, destructive criticism is in fact spiritual warfare committed by one spirit against another in an attempt at dominating, diminishing, and even destroying one's brother. For example, before physically murdering Abel, Cain would have waged spiritual warfare against him first.

In this light destructive criticism is the default position of fallen man who seeks to diminish his brother. The spirit of criticism finds fault with his brother, complains about him, slanders and destroys his good name, betrays him, gossips about him, blames him, tears him down and condemns him.

The success of the Frankfurt School and the diabolical cast of Orwellian spiritual pathologies it injected into the lifeblood of our culture is evident by the fact that contemporary America is spiritually sick within and without the whole body of the Church.

America's Church, particularly the Evangelical Church, is infected by a spirit of pride, rebelliousness, and criticism in its' many permutations. In her Washington Times article, "Beware: Hell Exists, There's No Christianity without Sin, Death, and the Resurrection," Janice Crouse addresses America's growing theological crisis, noting that the Evangelical Church has become divided against itself. Citing "Evangelicals Divided," in the April edition of First Things, Crouse writes:

"First Things warns, "If evangelical theology...does not exercise the kind of intellectual humility required by Traditionalism, it will not will risk disintegrating into ever more subjectivist and individualistic sects, many of them neither evangelical nor orthodox." (Progressive Satanic revolt: from "nothingness" to worship of Satan, L. Kimball, Renew America)

Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary addresses this crisis in his book, "The Disappearance of God." There is a growing chasm, notes Mohler. On one side are the traditionalists and on the other, the spawn of the Frankfurt School---the self-autonomous contemporary and Emergent church, which defines itself over and against Traditionalism, or authentic Christianity. (ibid)

Authentic Christianity is very narrowly defined. Mohler writes that all Christians across a vast denominational range who hold fast to the fundamental doctrines are Authentic Christians while all who do not are not by definition Christian. Fundamental doctrines are:

"The Trinity (including full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ); the authenticity of Scripture (the Revealed Word of God); the Incarnation (death, burial, resurrection); justification by faith; sin (humanities willful revolt against God the Father); the traditional doctrine of Hell, and the absolute sovereignty of God the Father." (Psalm 1, ibid)

The contemporary church is strongly attracted to the autonomous kind of Christianity proposed by the Emerging Church, whose leaders include Brian McLaren, Rick Warren, and Rob Bell. As the satanic spirit of the Frankfurt School energizes the Emergent Church it is therefore uncomfortable with fundamental doctrine, said Mohler. It prefers "change" "progress" "novelty" "tolerance" "inclusion" and "feelings," especially whatever "feels good." It rejects discipline and wants humanistic feel-good messages and diversionary entertainment rather than expository sermons and sound teaching. Since its' deity is a dead-god of "all-inclusive love" it never speaks of wrath and judgment, hence hell, sin, and repentance are not just unwelcome, but are in fact "intolerable" to the self-autonomous contemporary mind, noted Mohler.

The satanic spirit of the Frankfurt School has also crept unnoticed into the Authentic Christian Church where its' divisive, discordant presence is manifest for example in destructive criticism, gossip, nit-picking, put-downs, whining, and endless complaints. Whereas Frankfurt School Critical Theory is a 'secular' satanic spirit of criticism waging an ongoing and malicious assault against God, His Revealed Word, Christians, traditional families, Christmas, the Boy Scouts, Ten Commandments, our military, and all other aspects of traditional American culture and society, a 'theological' spirit of criticism works through certain believers to do the same thing throughout the whole body of the Church.

A critical spirit is one who has an obsessive need to gossip, find fault, complain, ridicule, put-down and tear down. This spirit usually dwells on the negative, and seeks to point out flaws more than the good.

It seems the Church has forgotten that God severely warns His people not to criticize and pass judgment on their brethren (Romans 14:10-1) as it can be a serious stumbling block that may even destroy their faith:

“...whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6)

Now if a believer would never think of committing physical murder then he must realize that if he has a spirit of criticism he is waging spiritual warfare against his brother. Satan is specifically called “the accuser of the brethren” (Rev. 12:10), and when people filled with a spirit of criticism diminish and condemn their brothers they are doing the devil’s work. In this light, the spirit of criticism is not just a little bad habit but as desired and planned by the Frankfurt School, it is spiritual corruption oozing from the heart and mouth.

Spiritual healing is needed. Jesus Christ together with a contrite, humble, repentant heart is the only prescription.

@Linda Kimball