The War on God and His Son: The Deceivers by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

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I have been reading a great deal through the years about this liberation theology movement, which is in truth is a leftist/fascist view of religion, especially Christianity. An excellent book that discusses this in some detail is Modern Fascism: The Threat to the Judeo-Christian Worldview by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. In his book, Veith makes a strong link, at least in modern times, of the liberation theology movement to the National Socialism. Hitler, of course, was determined to ultimately stamp out Christianity, and the communists were of the same opinion—neither could tolerate a competing worldview. The plan, as Hitler conceptualized it, was based on the idea that since Christianity could not be stamped out, it must be changed, and the change that was needed was to "demythologize it," and have the principles of National Socialism incorporated in it. This would be accomplished by removing the Divine status of its leader—Jesus Christ, which also required the obliteration of all the miracles— including the virgin birth, the resurrection, and the ascension. Sin was not in any way, according to this new fascist theology, related to Satan or his demons— it was a corruption within man himself. By Martin Heideggerdoing this, one no longer derives his salvation and direction from God's transcendental law, but rather from the social engineers and collectivist designers of the new utopia.

The German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976; photo, right) was a leader in this movement. Historically a number of Nazi theologians sided with Hitler and the fascists, and among them Emanuel Hirsch was a leader. As with the ex-priest Bill Cummings, Hirsch taught that Jesus' resurrection was not physical, but rather a spiritual vision, which lends itself to manipulation by the modern collectivist pagans— the social engineers, the future technocrats. It was the National Socialists (Nazis) who embodied the Nietzschean slogan, "God is dead," and turned it into a new theology. 

As for suffering, EIie Wiesel (1928-2016), a survivor of Auschwitz noted that within the concentration camp "... something very strange took place. The first to give in, the first to collaborate—to save their lives—were the intellectuals, the liberals, the humanists, the professors of sociology, and the like. Because suddenly their whole concept of the universe had broken down. They had nothing to lean on." Those of us who have witnessed the most suffering for the longest time (other than those living within the totalitarian secular states) know very well the deepest aspects of human suffering. Over my lifetime I have reflected on the problem of suffering and why would God allow us to suffer and endure the suffering of those we love. I concluded that without suffering we would lose our humanity, we would no longer care about each other, as no one would die; no one would get sick or suffer in any way. We would become selfish, self-centered and self-absorbed individuals, seeking only new ways to entertain ourselves— much as we see today in this secular humanist world. We would no longer experience the feelings of compassion, empathy and desire to help our fellow man.

I grew up in the lower middle class and observed that within this class we were closer as a community, were happier and shared our misfortunes better than the pampered upper class. It was our daily struggles that humanized us. The Bible tells us that perseverance builds character and this is the reason for suffering, pain, and death— it forces us to persevere and molds us into better people. This is not to say we should do nothing to relieve suffering, as this is a major part of the compassionate impulse engendered by suffering— that is, the desire to help the suffering person and reduce suffering in the world as much as possible; yet knowing that suffering, as with poverty, shall always be with us. As for death, if one is a true believer, death is not viewed as a punishment, since we will be rewarded with an eternal life in heaven. Death's greatest pain is in separation, not death itself. We suffer because we are separated temporarily from our loved one— be that a child, our spouse or a parent. The agony of someone’s death again teaches us to humble ourselves and makes us compassionate. In the scale of things the suffering is but a moment, then, if we believe and have faith, there is a reward that the human mind cannot conceive.

If we examine much of the suffering that has afflicted the world, we will see that most comes from our abandonment of our belief in God and His transcendental law. Greed, betrayal, lying, deception, corruption, cruelty, murder, an unforgiving nature and unreasoned hatred have created most of the world’s suffering— all things Christianity teaches us to avoid. If we examine the last one hundred years, the greatest suffering and death came at the hands of the enemies of Christianity— National Socialist Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China, Communist Cuba, North Vietnam, Communist Cambodia and the list goes on. Communism and socialism of every stripe are secular expressions of hatred of God and His Son. The scourge of modern terrorism was born out of a plot by the Soviets to use the Islamic radical as a surrogate warrior against the United States. Most were trained in Soviet training camps, such as the Balashika Training Camp in Moscow or Soviet-controlled camps in other countries. The Muslim Brotherhood was nurtured and grew out of the National Socialist movement. Even a great deal of sickness is secondary to ignoring God’s admonition to exercise moderation and avoid gluttony. When speaking of evil in the world, many refer to earthquakes and natural disasters— things that are not evil as there is no conscious intent. Man, not God, is the source of most human suffering.

What amazes me about people like Cummings is that they are not satisfied just to not hold religious beliefs themselves— they feel a compulsion to destroy the faith of everyone else; it becomes their obsession. I suppose it is because misery likes company. A person who would do such a thing is not a “generous or kind person,” but an evil one.

For those who believe that science now disproves God, I would suggest a careful reading of Amir D. Aczel's book, Why Science Does Not Disprove God. These ideas expressed by Cummings and others of the post-modernist mindset are not new. Jean Meslier (1664-1729) Auguste Comteespoused these very same ideas— the soul was nothing, man was self-created, and the Christian Bible was a book of myth and deception. Meslier stated that the world's evil would be vanquished in the "death of the last tyrant, strangled by the entrails of the last priest." Abbé de Mably (1709-1785) saw God as a prime mover with no real involvement with man or man's world— another concept, deism, thrown around in polite atheistic circles. Rather than destroy religion altogether, the political and economist theorist, Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825), and the founder of sociology and positivism, Auguste Comte (1798-1857; photo, left), set out to design a "new Christianity," one also devoid of Christ's true teaching and His supernatural nature. So, nothing is new under the sun. 

This idea of a "new Christianity" has an overriding purpose in emasculating Christianity, as it seeks to transform Christianity into a force for the realization of the collectivist mentality of implementing upon societies the technocratic religion of social engineering, to bring about the perfect utopia of the leftist dreamers— it is a disingenuous and quite deceptive ploy preying on the new believer and those who have not examined Christianity deeply— that is, the ones in which the spiritual seeds were sown in shallow soil.

Written by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock is President of Advanced Nutritional Concepts and Theoretical Neurosciences in Jackson, Mississippi. He has written numerous path-blazing scientific papers and many books, including Excitotoxins — The Taste That Kills(1994), Bioterrorism: How You Can Survive (2001), Health and Nutrition Secrets(2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003). He is Associate Editor-in-Chief and a Consulting Editor in Basic Neuroscience for Surgical Neurology International (SNI).

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To Wade—Excellent review and analysis

I can only thank God for people like Wade Stooksberry and Doctor Faria for their bold and scholarly defense of Christianity and our Savior. Wade's analysis is excellent and goes to the core of the problem. The leftist elements in our world have tried to insert Marxism/Leninism into Scripture in a way that deceives the new Christian or those searching for answers among Christian religious beliefs. The Lord told us that it was a grave sin to change even one tittle of the the Bible and for a good reason--He knew that evil men would try to destroy the word of God by deception. No one can call themselves a Christian who denies the divinity of Christ and tries to remove His miracles from the Scriptures. All should read these defenders of true Christianity. Wade has done us all a real service.
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Dr. Faria replies: Thank you both for unraveling the tangle of theological sophistry webbed by the secular humanists as disingenuous and deceptive ploys to prey on those with uncertainty and theological doubts given all the evil in the world.

Affirming the truth...

Thank you, Dr. Blaylock. And God bless you, sir — and men like you and Dr. Faria. Men of science, who have the intellectual and moral courage to stand against the latent materialism that is, and has long been, the cultural and academic air that we breathe. Please continue to voice your knowledgeable and articulate dissent to it. It is truly encouraging leadership for those of us who are “of the truth” (John 18:37).

"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” — 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)  

What is He, if not your Redeemer...?

Superbly stated, Dr. Blaylock. You have expressed profound truths in regard to the deceptions and fraud that lie beneath the superficial and false veneer of tolerance, egalitarianism, and altruism promoted by Liberation Theology. Week after week, Bill Cummings assures his readers that it is not what one believes that matters, it is what one does. Of course, what is unstated is that “what one does” must first meet with the politically-correct approval of self-righteous cultural elites and busy bodies. Until, ultimately, “doing” becomes synonymous with conformity to the will of the Godless, totalitarian, technocratic state. Also unstated: “what one does” follows directly from what one believes. And when someone rejects the absolute standards for the true and the good that can only be provided by an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Deity — well, absent those standards, all bets are off. “Do what thou wilt.”

Cummings is deceitful and disingenuous in his claims to be a Christian, while he tacitly (and with characteristic vagueness) denies every central tenet of the faith — The Trinity, The Incarnation, The Virgin Birth, the miracles, The Atonement, The Resurrection, The Second Coming. He finally (as a result of the diligent objections and rebukes from believing readers) made the recent admission that he is “not a Christian”; rather, he is — in some nebulous sense — a ‘follower of Christ.” Of course, the Christ that he follows is not the manifestation of the Creator God on earth. He is a liberal fantasy; a fornicating (with Mary Magdalene) Jewish radical, a community activist; a social justice warrior whose intent was to establish a “community of love.” Unfortunately, that watered-down Christ met with a bad end due to the intolerance of conservative religious and governmental authorities. He was tried and executed, whereupon his body underwent the universal process of corruption and decay. But he was “resurrected”, and lives on, “in the hearts of his followers” — i.e., any time someone performs an act that meets with Cummings’ approval. Such as authorizing practicing, unrepentant homosexuals to be Church leaders.

In his column of December 3, 2017, Cummings comes closer to acknowledging his true atheo-agnosticism than ever before. He writes approvingly of “losing (our faith in) God”; states unambiguously that “Jesus died without God”; and uses one cryptic sentence supposedly discovered posthumously in Mother Teresa’s journal — “If there be a God, please forgive me” — to declare with certainty that “her God was gone”.

While I find Cummings’ near honesty in his approach (or attack) in this one instance a welcome departure from his usual subterfuge, his cavalier attitude, misrepresentations, cheery apostasy, and opinions-stated-as facts continue to gall. As when he blithely (and repeatedly, despite correction) states that the Gospel of Mark was composed 40 years after Jesus’ death; the other Gospels “decades after” Mark’s (an obsolete claim disputed by more recent, and competent, scholarship). Or when he makes the recurring claim of “two Christianities”: Jewish vs. Gentile, James vs. Paul. This claim is, and has been, easily invalidated, starting with Acts 15. That Cummings continues to return to it indicates that it is not truth that he seeks to express, nor to arrive at.

Dr. Blaylock, you carefully build the case for the true agenda here. What is being offered is a revision and perversion of Christianity in which belief is secondary — actually, unnecessary. We are seduced with soothing palliatives and empty platitudes, and appeals to our own innate goodness. We may not know God; there might not even be a God, they tell us. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t work to make this world into a version of Heaven; an earthly utopia built upon the guidelines and programs formulated by social engineers and a political priesthood, under the rubric of secular humanism, scientism, and collectivism.

The 20th century teaches the lesson of what a truly Godless and anti-God totalitarian political system looks like, and is capable of. Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Maoist China, Castro’s Cuba, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, et. al. But non-, or anti-, theism is pretty straightforward. It boils down to “doing whatever is right in your own eyes” (Judges 17:6). Any meaning or purpose in life must necessarily be subjective and self-derived; it cannot exist objectively in a mindless, indifferent, pitiless universe. And, of course, it follows that any political system derived from such a view amounts to “whatever WE AGREE is right…”. And will be run by whichever “we” has the most votes, money, power, and — especially — weapons.

But that’s common knowledge. What’s less obvious is the logical conclusion to the faux theistic view disingenuously promulgated by Cummings and his ilk (his latest column notwithstanding) — the “liberation theologians” and their progeny (e.g., “the Emergent Church”).

Consider: God exists. He has created a world. But it is a world which is characterized by sin — or (if one is too squeamish to use that word), then certainly the manifestations and consequences of sin: death, disease, suffering, misery, poverty, war, injustice. However — and this is categorical: He has engineered these things into existence, but without any clear path to a remedy for them. No atonement, no redemption, no salvation.

There is a name for the belief in an unknowable deity, whose approval is continuously capricious and uncertain, whose favor can only be procured with the accomplishment of deeds — rites, rituals, actions. That name is “paganism”. There is a major world monotheistic religion that features a God who has not reached down to men, as the Biblical God has. Who has not manifested to them in human form, as Jesus did. Who has not made clear the path to redemption, as in Christianity, where faith is equated with righteousness (Gen. 15:6; Rom. 4:3), and “the just are saved by faith” (Rom. 3:26-28; Eph. 2:8,9). Where the only sure path to paradise lies in martyrdom, as in the case of the suicide bomber. That religion, of course, is Islam.

In every case, apart from the Judeo-Christian Jehovah God who was born as a baby in Bethlehem, man worships a false concept of God. The liberal theologians, in stripping Jesus of His divinity and sovereignty as Lord of Creation, unwittingly (or is it?) are left with a God who is a distant, indifferent, implacable being, who engineered a world of woe, and impassively observes and judges our actions within it. Such a God is more akin to a malevolent cosmic monster, than to the Heavenly Father who loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, so that “none may perish.”
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Dr. Faria replies: Excellent post, Wade, enlightening. I’m sure Dr. Blaylock appreciates your theological knowledge as I do. Dr. Blaylock has written a number of articles on secular humanism and positivism, as well as the degeneration of the popular culture and the antiheroes of Hollywood , topics which inspired me to expand on the subject.

W. Wade Stooksberry II and his wife, Trena, currently form the musical duo The DOVES. Please enjoy their article on the culture wars and their music , and videos at their website.  

Thank you, Dr. Faria

Thank you, Dr. Faria. And thank you for your tireless efforts in providing this site, as a bulwark against the subversive ideologies that form the antithesis to reason and truth in the cultural war that rages in our nation; as well as the spiritual war in which we are all engaged, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not.