“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. There teachers must embody the same selfless dedication of the most rabid fundamentalist preacher, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level — preschool, daycare, or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved.” [John J. Dunphy, A Religion for a New Age, The Humanist, vol. 43 (January/February 1983), pp. 23-26.]
John J. Dunphy is right to a certain extent. The battle for humankind’s future is being waged and in fact won in public education, among other venues. However, it is being fought between the stinking, rotting corpse of false Christianity and the stinking, rotting, corpse of Humanism. In fact, Humanism was dead at birth. Thus, humanists prefer fighting false Christianity. It is their only chance of victory. And victory they will achieve, albeit only for a short period. In the end, God will judge the living and the dead. However, Dunphy’s quote gives us a perspective of what the battle is about. It is a war between good and evil. Evil cannot win because it is a destructive force that cannot possibly produce life. Therefore, evil must fight its paper tigers to engender the appearance of winning. Humanism flaunts its attack on the rotting corpse of false Christianity as evidence of a superior philosophical world view. The problem with Humanism’s pretentious battle is that it has not fired a single fiery dart into the flesh of true Christianity.
True Christianity is alive. It is the belief system of the vibrant and unconquerable Body of Christ. Conversely, Humanism is just another name for the evil scheme that emanates from the region of death, expressly the lair of that old Serpent, Satan. He has many titles for the vile prongs of his attack on righteousness. The most blatant one is Satanism. However, one may as well say Buddhism, Islam, Shinto, Liberalism, Roman Catholicism, or even Death metal music. Other synonymous terms are Planned Parenthood, Abortion, Euthanasia, Communism, Socialism, Homosexuality and lesbianism. And let’s not forget all the satanic filth that flows from the movie industry, television, and the news media. The term Contemplative Spirituality describes a most effective means by which Satanism is presently entering Christianity, effectively turning many professing Christians into religious Zombies. As long as Satan fights his battle against these other diabolical influences he is merely playing a game. The real war is being fought between good and evil, not between evil and evil. Although Satan will one day conquer the world, it will be a short-lived victory. My greatest concern is that professing Christians do not fall into the trap of believing the lies of peace and self aggrandizement. The final great deception will appear benign. Initially, there will seem to be no harm in accepting it. However, decay and subsequent death of faith will eventually occur in people that are deceived.
To illustrate how subtle this vile enemy of true Christianity is operating, I refer to a poem by Virgil entitled Aeneid written between 29 and 19 BC about a brutal Trojan, Aeneas.
He even tied corpses to living bodies, as a means of torture, placing hand on hand and face against face, so killing by a lingering death, in that wretched embrace, that ooze of disease and decomposition.
I have read and heard that a similar form of torture was used to punish murderers in ancient Rome, but I can find no verification of such a Roman practice. Without going into detail, I believe that it would be the most horrible way to die. Satan is using this form of torturous spiritual death today. He has bound the stinking, rotting corpse of Socialism on the back of American government. Concurrently, he has bound the stinking, rotting, corpse of false religion on the back of spiritually anemic and fractious Christianity. As public classrooms being dominated by diabolical influences, many churches are likewise becoming habitations for unclean spirits and doctrines of devils. Because death has arrived by a very slow gradient over the years, the victims became accustomed to the smell and the disease. Now that many are in the irreversible throes of spiritual death, they have no clue as to the process and means by which they are dying. As innumerable individuals in both sectors slowly rot to death, true Christians are in a shrinking minority. The deceived believe people are strange that view their venerated decay as repulsive and ostensibly evil. These spiritual zombies are compelled to attack everyone truly in the Body of Christ. That is the way of all rot, rust, and disease. It must consume that which is healthy and whole as the means of existence. Subsequently, there may indeed come a “night of the walking dead” of sorts as spiritual darkness encroaches and encompasses the entire earth.
Nothing exemplifies this zombie syndrome in the religious sector more than the invasion of Contemplative Spirituality and its rot. The rot has eroded the line of demarcation between false religions, including the New Age Movement. Popular so-called Christian leaders are forming alliances with Islam, Mormonism, and other diabolical religions. It seems as if the entire Christian leadership, publishers, musicians, and etcetera, are blindly sinking into the spiral of degradation. No amount of evidence of their error, no degree of persuasion, nor any other thing, deters them from their disastrous course. Instead of recognizing that they are serving Satan and enabling his master plan to prepare the world for the coming of the Antichrist, they believe that they are actually serving Almighty God. They speak and write great swelling words of peace, love and unity, but they are racing toward the same goal that John J. Dunphy predicted, the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved. Consider the following statement by Humanist Corliss Lamont.
Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods. (Corliss Lamont, The Philosophy of Humanism, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1982, p. 145)
That is exactly what the Contemplative Spirituality pretends to do, establish a cosmos of the Christ Consciousness where everyone that participates becomes a “Christ”. Instead of the world system becoming increasingly wicked until the revealing of the Antichrist, Contemplative “Christians” believe that they must and will change the world by a compromise disguised as the Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’. Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Richard Foster, George Wood, and a plethora of leaders are as the ones in Virgil’s poem, with the stinking, rotting, corpse of heretical Contemplative Spirituality bound to their souls. They could have cut themselves free with the sword of truth long ago, but they refused and even resist anyone else performing the task. Their apathy towards truth knows no bounds.
Now the end of it is in view. A true Christian recognizes that the spiritual death of these individuals and their followers is inevitable and imminent. God will only send out His warnings until the door of every ear that refuses to hear has become irreversibly closed. I plead with every sincere Christian to equip themselves with knowledge. Christian bookstores are inundated with diabolical books. How is one to discern such evil if one is not equipped with knowledge? There are millions of unsuspecting Christians sitting in houses of death, listening to individuals that carry the stinking, rotting, corpse of Contemplative Spirituality on their backs, and have no clue that they are being slowing conditioned for the same death. Many of them are willfully ignorant, having rejected every effort to warn them of the danger. Some of them have been so long in the stench and decay that they will never recognize when the stinking, rotting, corpse of false Christianity is finally strapped on their backs.
I do not apologize for the bluntness of this article. As the darkness encroaches, the warnings must be stronger. Additionally, as people are drawn deeper into the snare of apostasy, it will become easier for them to marginalize and reject the warnings. Eventually, they will view individuals that warn them as fanatical weirdoes that have lost touch with reality. When they reach that point, there is little hope for them. I pray daily for the ones that have not yet succumbed to this final deception. Satan has prepared a dead, stinking, rotting, corpse for every Christian. I pray that they will smell the stench of apostasy, recognize the signs of spiritual death, and flee to the safety of God’s perfect truth and will.