That They Should Believe A Lie
2 Thessalonians 2:11 - And for
this cause God shall send them strong
delusion, that they should believe a lie.
There has been much speculation as to what the 'strong delusion' of 2
Thessalonians 2:11 might refer to in the real world of the end-times of
The venerable orangoutang -
a spoof of Charles Darwin;
The Hornet Magazine, 1871.
Also, there have been those before that have perceived that evolution
may indeed be the basis for that delusion. Therefore, what we must do
here is to strengthen the Scriptural as well as factual support for
that view, plus to
document how completely the doctrine of evolution has influenced our
modern cast of thought - how it invades even our views of faith in Scripture.
This section of the Mysteries
web site is taken from an unpublished book manuscript [ms]. The ms is unpublished partly because it was
considered part of the ongoing argument concerning creationism vs evolution.
Of course, such an approach is unavoidable in an attempt to demonstrate
that evolution is the 'great delusion'; if evolution was a proven fact there could be no delusion
However, the challenge faced here is to not only show how the concept
of evolution has so
completely pervaded our societies and our thinking about many various
things, but also to demonstrate how science
has been so co-opted into the thinking process as to become analogous
to the church's inquisition of the Middle Ages.
'Galileo before the
Holy Office' - 19th
Too often today science has come to defend its consensus on some issues as proven fact and not theory.
No better contemporary example can be presented than the issue of
anthropogenic climate change - man-caused global warming [or cooling,
etc.] A group of scientists has claimed that not only is the science
settled that man is causing climate change, but has gone further to
propose that all those opposing that view should at least be banned
from their professions, if not actually be put in jail.
Does this approach result in 'settled science'? It is only settled if any credible opposition
is suppressed and silenced.
The famous - and controversial
- hockeyy stick graph of
global temperatures for the past 1,000 years. It was published in 1998
and appended in 2005. Controversy
focuses upon how - and from what source - the data was collected and
factors that might have been overlooked.
The picture was taken from Wikipedia.
It is not the intent of this work to discuss the merits of anthropogenic
climate change, but to point out that the dictatorial attitude of some
'scientists' on this issue extends to other scientific disciplines as
well - particularly the THEORY of evolution.
It is declared that there is enough evidence to support evolution, that
it constitutes heresy and ignorance to even question the facts. This has perhaps led some
scientists to aggressively create or falsify data to attempt to prove
It is easy to embrace the idea of evolution when we examine our modern
technology. It seems obvious that we have evolved
into a technological society with cars, airplanes, computers... on and
on. We can look back at the past and state that we see no evidence of
any such advanced technologies in the human past.
'In 1901 divers working off
the [Greek] isle of Antikythera found the remains of a clocklike
mechanism 2,000 years old.
The mechanism now appears
to have been a device for
calculating the motions of stars and planets' - From June 1959 Scientific American pp. 60-7
But: is absence of evidence evidence of absence? The more science and
archaeology uncover in the human past that defies our provincial views
of their primitivism and lack of knowledge, the more we are forced to
search for explanations that fit the concept of evolution.
One popular alternative to considering possible advanced technologies
in the dim historic human past is to attribute that critical ability to
extra-terrestrial alien beings.
It is easier to conceive of other advanced societies [that have evolved beyond earthly
capabilities] visiting primitive man than to question the concept of evolution by
considering that mankind may have embraced
technologies in the past perhaps as yet unknown to us today.
The historical and archaeological record is full of unexplained
phenomena that need to be considered in a forum of open ideas; yet too
often those details are suppressed, even attacked in a very unscientific manner - isolated in a
buried and secret vault.
This ms will attempt to open the door to that secret chamber just a little.