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Wednesday 28 June 2023

The Invisible Hand Of Evil


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I am writing a book about how the evil one works, and here is a short excerpt from one section of my book,

“We also see, particularly because the Bible gives us an interpretive lens, the patterns of God working and building, the Devil destroying, and what does and does not benefit us as human beings. History is the combined catalogue of humanity learning what happens if you put your hand in the fire, so that those of us reading it can learn without having to put our hands in the fire. It is the collective version of learning from the mistakes and wisdom of others.

It is obvious to those of us who read history that there is an evil hand at work, guiding those who attack God’s people. Think about this, in the middle of the 19th century multiple forces converged on Western society, all intersecting with each other, to undermine the Western world: Materialism or Naturalism, Darwinism, Marxist Socialism, Feminism, Psychology, the introduction of pagan mysticism into the zeitgeist, and more. And all of these philosophies and pseudo-sciences were offering to replace the Christian worldview.”

It was within the space of a decade or so, that all of these converging forces sprung into action, or began to rise in credibility for the intelligentsia, in the Western world. Darwin published the origin of the species in 1859, and both benefitted from and helped encourage the rise of materialism. Psychology began to take off in the mid 19th century, but can be traced back earlier, depending on how you define it. Marx and Engels published the Communist Manifesto in 1848. The first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls in 1848[1]. And the historian of religion Per Faxneld has documented thoroughly how Luciferian elements crossed over within the initial stages of the interactions of many of the movers and shakers in these movements, and in fact predated them and directly inspired some of them.[2]  

The invisible hand of evil can be seen at work in these and other key moments in history, especially where the people of God have come under serious and sustained attack. Of course, if you have a materialist worldview, then this is all nonsense. But you are left with the inability of explaining why there is such a consistency with which evil coalesces around the same ideas, sins and actions, again and again. If you have a Christian worldview, this is not only not surprising but to be expected.

[2] Per Faxneld, 2017, Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as Liberator in Nineteenth Century Culture, Oxford University Press.

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