“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no longer restricted by the Trump administration, issued an extensive federal public health order late Friday requiring all individuals to wear masks over their mouth and nose on nearly all forms of public transportation and private ride-sharing services—and makes refusal to wear a face-covering a violation of federal law.” CDC—No Longer Constrained By Trump—Issues Order That Makes Not Wearing A Mask On Public Transportation A Federal Crime, Tommy Beer, Forbes, 1/30/21
The underlying assumption providing authority to the CDC’s mask requirement is that human life is valuable and must be preserved at all costs. Yet within America’s reigning secular pagan and mystical pantheist views of God and reality there is no Ultimate Source for life, conscious life, mankind’s inner being (his soul and its citadel, mind) and truth. So where do these reigning worldview holders obtain the assumption that human life is valuable and that what they say is true? Answer: from the Biblical view of God and reality.
Of three basic views of God and reality, Western Power Elites and their Ruling Class lackey’s fall into categories one and two below:
1. Mystical Pantheism
"...you took God away (and) your espousal of an absence of self is the most unique and fearsome claim you made." (The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, pp. 59, 67)
Mystical pantheism’s Brahman (the truly Absolute nothingness; void), Quantum Void (nothingness), Quantum Energy Field (nothingness), New Age Spirituality’s view of nothingness, meaning that god is an impersonal force or energy from the void or abyss that is part of everyone and everything, and Liberal (Modernist, Progressive) Christianity (mystical pantheism/nothingness in Christian clothes).
This view deifies already existing creation, hence has no Ultimate Source for life, conscious life, mankind’s inner being, and truth. Its deified void, abyss, nothingness, or energy field is ‘one' with the cosmos and only ‘chosen’ initiates, gurus, mystical scientists, occultists, mystics, and god-men can gain knowledge and powers from connection with deity (void).
2.The Void, Matter and Energy
Though this view is being eclipsed by the first view it remains the reigning view of God and reality throughout the West and the United States.
This view deifies the void, chaos, nothingness, energy field, waters, or abyss (Genesis 1:2; Revelation 9:1-12; 17:8; 20:1,3) as first cause of all things. It is the Void of absolute nothingness from which emanate evolutionary energies that work upon matter to produce life. But like the first view, nothingness produces nothing since it has no Ultimate Source for life, conscious life, inner being, and truth.
With B.F. Skinners' behaviorism, for example, there is neither God nor soul. Human beings are chemicals turned into psychochemical machines determined by environment, chemistry, chance, and cultural conditioning. (1)
With Richard Dawkins nihilism, metaphysical "thinking" memes plant thoughts in the grey matter of soulless psychochemical organisms that are fatalistically determined by DNA.
Cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett, one of the Four Horsemen of Atheism, claims there really is no you, that soul, spirit and will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain while his partner in nihilism, naturalist Tom Wolfe proclaims,
"Sorry, but your soul just died." (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)
Throughout the West and the United States the unreality of "self," means new pagan and pantheist Western men and women have destroyed themselves. They are the Walking Dead dwelling in an alternative universe where non-self exists in a waking nightmare fueled by horrors of conscience, obsession with death, and hellish terrors of mind that make suicide, murder, abortion, euthanasia, genocide, and all other evils into virtues.
3. “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
“It is true that we cannot know truth if there is no revelation from God.” (Vishal Mangalwadi, author of The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, 2011)
The only true God is the personal Triune Creator of heaven, earth, and all life. He is the Truth, Way, and Life. He is the God of Revelation. His Living Word is His creative and life-giving power by which He created the world (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 42:5) and actively sustains the world (Colossians 1:17) He exists as three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3: 17). All life comes from Him and is completely dependent on Him (1 Tim. 6-13; Acts 17:25; John 1:4; John 5:26). God is infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), incomparable (2 Samuel 7:22), and eternally unchanging (Malachi 3:6). God exists everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12), knows everything (Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40:28), and has all power and authority (Ephesians 1; Revelation 19:6).
Christendom and the United States were not founded on the nothingness and non-self of views number one and two but on view three:
“The Bible created the modern world that valued language, which has the capacity to communicate. “ God our Father “ gave us the gift of language, and the responsibility to develop it so that we may find truth and transmit it.” The Abolition of Man, How Buddhist Enlightenment Won Over European Enlightenment, Vishal Mangalwadi. Cslewis.org
"… the foundation of all reality is the existence of the Creator, who is the designer of all things in nature and the promulgator of all the laws which govern nature. " (A Miracle that Changed the World: The 5000 Year Leap, Principles of Freedom, p. 101)
"If we and our posterity...live always in the fear of God and shall respect His Commandments...we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country.... But if we...neglect religious instruction and authority; violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." (Daniel Webster, Address to the New York Historical Society, 1852)
For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America, had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body:
"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)
"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 — 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)
“…reason, science, and advanced technology developed and thrived in the West. That’s because Western man believed that God created an orderly universe that could be explored and understood—and whose resources could be harnessed to benefit mankind.
And because they believed that man was created in the image of God, the American founders could write that all men “are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.” Such thinking would have been preposterous in Hindu India or Confucianist China.” (Vishal Mangalwadi, The Wisdom of Vishal Mangalwadi, Charles Colson, The Catholic Exchange, May 19, 2009)
At bottom, views one and two are nothing but the myths and traditions of men. And this “is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.” James 3:15 Yet throughout now-dead Christendom and the quickly decaying tower of madness, the United States, power is in the grasping hands of walking dead Global Power Elites and their Ruling Class lackey’s, the human instruments of Satan, Powers, Principalities, and demons. The very real sense that society has been turned upside down in reverse is the sign of the presence of Powers and Principalities.
Now that the Walking Dead have regained control of the White House, their demonically-influenced power will work its wicked will through Big Technology and its internet social platforms (except GAB and Parlor), Big Pharma, media (except News Max and OANN), government run ‘re-education’ schools, and legions of the wicked throughout our judiciary, FBI, CIA, and bureaucrats. Thus, all Americans of upright-will together with God’s people must prepare themselves for an onslaught of persecution, ridicule, shaming, hatred, shunning, defacing and burning of churches, and the transformation of people of upright will and faithful Christians into social pariahs.
"...I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life...." Deuteronomy 30:19-20
"Thou hast brought forth, O Lord, my soul from hell: thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit." Psalm 30:3
The Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Living Word become Flesh, Jesus Christ the Physician, came to heal the spiritually sick and dying, to save their immortal souls. Just as we are on the verge of going down into the void (bottomless pit), ready to depart to the unseen world, if we will repent and turn back to Him, then by His providence and grace our Lord will revive the souls of the Walking Dead and deliver them from those accursed horrors of conscience and ghastly terrors of mind which are as hell searing itself into and possessing their very minds. (Psalm 116:3)
But whoever rejects the Physician, the Divine Source of life and soul, rejects His prescription, thereby eternally destroys him or herself. So turn to Him right now, before it is too late.
- Nihilism: Why America and the West are Committing Suicide, Kimball, Feb. 9, 2012
For almost twenty years Linda has been researching and writing about evil ideologies, Darwinism, totalitarianism, and the occult.© Linda Kimball
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