Earth-Centeredness and Boundaries
The idea of Earth-centeredness comes with the idea of boundaries. Only within boundaries do things make sense or have usefulness. The air we breathe is found within certain boundaries, both above and below the surface of the earth.. Concepts and ideas, too, need boundaries to be useful to us. The idea to write a book for example: without boundaries the writer would never be able to finish. And with numbers: we can see the need for 15 gallons of gas to fill up the tank, but the idea of 150 trillion barrels does not make sense in our life.
Within the boundaries of the Church we can find salvation, and for the Church the boundaries are well-defined. But Antichrist would have those boundaries made unclear. Ideas and practices from outside the Church are ever pounding on the door, and if we open the door just a crack – in comes a foot! It crosses the threshold and violates the boundary. In comes confusion...
The Philosophy of Antichrist
According to Fr. Seraphim, the "New Religion" and "New Christianity" foreshadowed by Teilhard de Chardin will be based in a "demonic initiation hitherto restricted to the pagan world." In his book Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future he describes some of the religious experiments – ranging from UFO encounters to the "charismatic" phenomena to sophisticated meditation practices – which have prepared formerly Christian peoples for this initiation by making them open and passive to new supernatural experiences.
Obviously, not everyone who will experience the "demonic initiation" of the New Religion will at the same time consciously embrace the full scope of the philosophy behind it. And yet, as Fr. Seraphim has said, there is such a philosophy, and its key is to be found in evolutionism, specifically Teilhardian evolutionism. We have already shown that this philosophy is pagan in nature. But if it is indeed the philosophy of Antichrist, as Fr. Seraphim has said, it must also be infernal in nature...
Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, 1st edition, page 572
Evolutionism takes away the boundaries. It teaches that one single nature runs through all beings in a limitless universe: matter, man, and God all of the same essence.
The Spirit behind the Philosophy
In 1976 a Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Malachi Martin, did case-studies of five possessions and exorcisms. Two cases are of interest to us, the demons themselves admit their plot of the religion of the future.
In one case a Roman Catholic priest became demonically possessed as a result of his deep involvement in Teilhardian evolutionary mysticism, which he learned about in an anthropology class at seminary. While in a state or partial possession, the priest received words through what he later called "remote control." He preached Teilhard's evolutionary ideas and changed the words of priestly rituals to reflect blasphemy, satan worship, and a Teilhardian worship of Evolution and the "Spirit of the Earth." When another priest came to exorcize him, he said, again through "remote control": "Evolution makes Jesus possible. And only evolution can do that."
Finally, leaving the Catholic Church, the possessed priest [now calling himself Jonathan] began his own church, where he could more easily preach the words that he was receiving...
Jonathan's message was simple... Everywhere in the world around us there were natural sacraments, natural shrines, natural holiness, natural immortality, natural deity... the world and all humans were one in some naturally mystical union ... In effect, Jonathan made a fateful synthesis of Teilihardian evolutionism and Teilihard's idea of Jesus. And he permeated it with a deep humanism...
At one point, Jonathan was instructed by his "remote control" to go out into the woods, where he would undergo a full demonic initiation and his possession would become complete. "I was reaching the veined heart of the world," he told Fr. Malachi in one of their conversations, "to where Jesus, the Omega Point, was evolving and evolving, and was on the threshold of emerging."
At one point during Jonathan's exorcism the demon inhabiting him began uttering Teilhardian paeans to world unity:
Two or three billion years ago, the Earth. Each one of us 50 trillion cells ... 200 million tons of men, women and children. Two trillion tons of animal life.. All so Jesus can emerge.. Oh beautiful Omega! Praise the Lord of this world with which we are all, all 200 million tons of us, are one.
During an exorcism of one of Fr. Malachi's cases, the demon inhabiting Carl V., [a parapsychologist], was compelled to tell how he deluded his host:
Once spirit is confused with psyche, we can let anybody see, hear, touch, taste, know, desire the impossible. He was ours. he is ours. He is of our Kingdom.
Of particular interest is an interchange that occurred later between Fr. Malachi and the hostile spirit. In reading it, keep in mind our former discussion of panentheism and the concept of biological evolution occurring through the consciousness of the "Soul of the World." Here, through the fallen spirit's own admissions, we are given a glimpse into both the religion and the science of the future:
"Where were you leading Carl?"
"To knowledge of the universe." The words come out from between Carl's tightly clenched teeth.
There is no answer at first. The slowly and grudgingly the words come. "The knowledge that humans are just a part of the universe."
"How do you mean a 'part'? merely?"
"They are parts of a greater physical being."
"The universe of matter?"
"And of psychic forces?"
"And that this was creator of humans?"
"A personal creator?"
"A physical creator?"
"A psychophysical creator?"
Yes. Indeed, yes."
"Why did you lead Carl in this way?"
"Because he would lead others."
"Why lead others in this way?"
"Because then they belong to the Kingdom."
"Why belong to the Kingdom?"
"Why, Priest? Why?... WHY? Because we hate the latter. We hate. Hate. Hate. We hate those stained with his blood. We hate and we want all in the Kingdom where he cannot reach them. Where they cannot go with him..."
Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, 1st edition, pages 575–579
But the truth is that the earth in the center of the universe. The earth was created before the sun, before the stars. And God set boundaries.
God spoke to Job about some of the boundaries He set:
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Declare if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof? if thou knowest?
Or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations fastened?
Or who laid the cornerstone thereof,
when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut up the sea with doors,
when it broke forth as if it had issued out of the womb
when I made the cloud the garment thereof
and thick darkness a swaddling band for it
and broke up for it My decreed place
and set bars and doors and said,
Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further;
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days,
and caused the dayspring to know his place,
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Job 38: 4-14 KJV