Michael Dowd's Christian Evolution vs. Biblical Creationist: James Sundquist

 July 25, 2008

 

Dear Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow,

 

I have just learned about your "Gospel of Evolution" when a family member handed me an article entitled: "Couple brings evolution theology tour to area". (Painted Post, NY). I have also studied your website in depth: http://thankgodforevolution.com

 

It is not news to me that there are many people who identify themselves as Christians that believe evolution and Christianity are mutually compatible. Roman Catholicism teaches this, the religion in which you state you were raised.

 

I also note your lavish praise of Darwin. But I don't think many Christians who even oppose Darwin are aware of the complete original title of his book which promotes evolution which was:

 

Charles Darwin The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, 1859

 

I have seen a photo of this book cover.

 

Therefore, I would find it unthinkable that Jesus Christ or any of OT Prophets or NT Apostles would applaud a statement like:

 

"The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life"

 

But Hitler would and did and acted on it. This "sacred interpretation of the universe" produced the Holocaust! Neo-Nazis would and do. Apartheid proponents would.

 

I invite you to find one single Scripture that would defend or promote such a statement in Darwin's book title. Believing that will most certain transform "your life and world" as you state, but not for the better. Imagine what this kind of philosophy would do to a mixed marriage? This philosophy has produced racism, slavery, wars, division, and strife, not love and unity. History is our witness! This philosophy of the racism is the opposite of what the Bible teaches which is that there is ONE race, the human race.

See: http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/oneblood/chapter4.asp

 

So what are you saying that Jesus Christ has a common ancestor that is an ape or apelike?

 

I invite you to read my document which address Creation vs. Evolution and some of Dr. Hugh Ross' arguments:

Does God Expect Man to be able to Tell Time, The Age of the Earth and the Future of the Earth?
By James Sundquist
http://www.nwcreation.net/articles/theageofearth.html

 

Then there is another form of evolution which is social evolution which has now taken over the church which also teaches natural selection and selective breeding (spiritually speaking), and that is Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Church and Global Peace Plan. I have written two books on him and have been on about a thousand radio stations, including Southwest Radio yesterday exposing his teachings as a clear and present danger to the church, otherwise known as Church Transformation. I have also been a guest on Institute of Creation Research's national radio program.

BARBARA MARX HUBBARD

I also notice that you have the endorsement of Barbara Marx Hubbard who is a well known New Ager, exposed by Warren Smith and Lighthouse Trails: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/marxhubbard.htm

 

New Age leader, Barbara Marx Hubbard has staled, "people will either change or die," for "that is the choice." According to those who would concur with Hubbard, Christians will need to be more open minded so they too can receive the mark of the Antichrist. If they will not join with the global community and its agenda, they will be killed by the "opened minded" New Agers. She states that, "This act is as horrible as killing a cancer cell. It must be done (or the sake of the future of the whole. So be it; be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning. We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed.... The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body." from Joe Schimmel, "The Coming Persecution" SOURCE: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/marxhubbard.htm

 

In true social spiritual evolution survival of the fittest selective breeding and analogous to Rick Warren's statement, Barbara Marx Hubbard states in her Christ consciousness takeover of the world: "change or die"

 

And you post her endorsement?

 

Also see:

 

NEW AGE LEADER BARBARA MARX HUBBARD COMES TO RICK WARREN'S DEFENSE
http://www.cephas-library.com/purpose_driven_new_age_leader_comes_to_rick_warrens_defense.html

 

You also cite Bishop John Spong as an endorsement. You could not have cited anyone more apostate or reprobate.

"Bishop Spong denies every fundamental doctrine of the Scriptures as well as most of the thirty-nine articles of faith of the Episcopal Church. He defends and promotes the heinous sins of homosexuality and lesbianism." SOURCE: http://www.feasite.org/WTrumpet/fbcwt001.htm

"And right here is where the words of arch-heretic John Shelby Spong, author of the book Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture"

SOURCE: http://www.apprising.org/archives/2007/10/erwin_mcmanus_a_4.html

You also cite Matthew Fox. Here is what he teaches:

MATTHEW FOX

Coming of the Cosmic Christ: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/matthewfox.htm

 

Brennan Manning quotes Matthew Fox approvingly in two of his books, Lion and Lamb (p. 135) and A Stranger to Self Hatred (pp. 113, 124). Fox says:

“God is a great underground river, and there are many wells into that river. There’s a Taoist well, a Buddhist well, a Jewish well, a Muslim well, a Christian well, a Goddess well, the Native wells-many wells that humans have dug to get into that river, but friends, there’s only one river; the living waters of wisdom” (quoted from John Caddock, “What Is Contemplative Spirituality,” Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Autumn 1997).

SOURCE: http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/bewareof-brennan-manning.html

"He (Matthew Fox) was investigated by the Vatican and subsequently dismissed from the Dominican Order in 1993. Creation Spirituality has 10 Principles which replace the 10 Commandments, among which are claims of "Divinity is as much Mother as Father" Source: http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/dissent/disspeop.htm

"December 1988: Dominican Fr. Matthew Fox is silenced by Ratzinger, citing his failure to condemn homosexuality, among a host of other issues. Fox is expelled from the Dominican order in 1992." Source: http://www.soulforce.org/rome_ncr073099.html

"The Vatican continued to object to Fox’s teachings, such as his diminishing or even denial of original sin, refusal to deny belief in pantheism (the belief that God is all and all is God), endorsing homosexual unions in the church, identifying humans as “mothers of God,” and calling God “our Mother.” The presence of the witch, Starhawk, on the ICCS staff caused another scandal. For these and other reasons, the Vatican in 1986 asked the Dominican Master General to stop Fox. But the Chicago Dominican superior, Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., wrote a detailed defense on Fox’s behalf and let him go on."

Source: http://www.equip.org/free/DF105.htm

"Perhaps the best known New Age apostate from Catholicism is a former Dominican priest, Matthew Fox. Fox frequents dissident Catholic conferences as a guru of a pantheistic “Creation Spirituality.” Fox, and New Age priest Tom Berry are votaries of the urbane French Jesuit paleontologist, Teilhard de Chardin. Chardin, an evolutionist, hypothesized that the final stage in evolution would be a spiritual evolution: Man would be taken into the Mind of God. [His theme that “everything that rises must converge, can be distilled as supposition that in the final stage in the existence of things, there is utter unity (convergence). It was Chardin’s mystical marriage of pantheism and futurism that captivated and inspired dozens of imitators from Marilyn Ferguson (The Aquarian Conspiracy) to James Lovelock (Gaia theory—see Henry Lamb article) to theosophist Robert Muller." Source: http://www.lhla.org/world/dsp_article.cfm?var=45

Without the Scripture we would have no means to identify apostasy and false teachers or wolves in sheep's clothing. Certainly there can not be any confusion about what Paul meant by "another gospel" or "another Jesus" that we are to separate ourselves from and mark them!

Now I must make a disclaimer. The sources above are Roman Catholic. Roman Catholicism is the greatest of Apostate/Pagan Christianity. So I do not endorse RC. But they do control their own news. And because the quotes can be verified as facts (not theology), I have included them for this purpose only.

Matthew Fox also promotes Enneagram Personality Profiling divination based on the occult.

But just for the record, here is an Evangelical source:

"The cosmic Christ," Fox explains, is the "I AM in every creature" and Jesus was someone "who shows us how to embrace our own divinity." Source: The Coming of the Cosmic Christ", Matthew Fox, Harper & Row Pub., San Francisco, CA 1988, pp. 154, 232 from Lighthouse Trails Book "A Time of Departing", Ray Yungen, p. 59, 2002.

So, doesn't this make Matthew Fox a heretic? Which one of the Apostles and Prophets of old have ever presented the demon-possessed, the demonically-inspired, the homosexual activist, the atheist, the spiritists, the mystics, and the necromancers favorably to the people, as you have done by quoting them as endorsements on your website?

 

CHARLES DARWIN

 

But perhaps the most damning quote is Charles Darwin's own statements:

 

“But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created that a cat should play with mice.” SOURCE: Articles on Charles Darwin and Evolution

 

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“I had gradually come by this time, [i.e. 1836 to 1839] to see that the Old Testament was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos or the beliefs of any barbarian.”

“by such reflections as these... I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation.”

“I never gave up Christianity until I was forty years of age.”

“I can hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so, the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother, and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.”

“I am sorry to have to inform you that I do not believe in the Bible as a divine revelation, & therefore not in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.”

 

SOURCE: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-aig/darwin.html#blacknessofdarkness

 

According to the Apostle John, the last statement makes Darwin an antichrist. And you are promoting him? So Darwin gives up Christianity, yet you think Darwin and Christianity are compatible. Even Darwin would disagree with you. Did you tell your Baptist audience about these beliefs of Darwin? I choose to agree with the Apostle Paul who would call your teaching "damnable heresies"! Darwin's beliefs above are fairly universally known, so I would be surprised that you would not also be aware of his views of God and Christianity.

 

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Instead of quoting these false teachers, you should be marking them and warning us! Your belief in the “earth spirit rising” god is Gaia not the Lord God of Hosts which worships the creation vs. the creator...the very thing the Apostle Paul warned us about in the Book of Romans. God help you!

 

So instead of helping Christians, you are playing right into the hands a global system that will enslave Christians. What you are teaching is not The Gospel, but another gospel. So I must publicly warn you to read Galatians Chapter One to see what the Apostle Paul said and did.

 

So when you speak to Buddhists, do you obey the Great Commission and tell them to repent and be saved, or do you tell them simply how to be better Buddhists, as Mother Teresa did and some of those who endorse you believe? Answer: you do, and in fact according to your own testimony you have made a "Christian Buddhist" your mentor:
http://www.thankgodforevolution.com/audiovideo ...

"Michael on Interfaith Radio: Thanking God for Evolution"

 

Instead of giving people the hope of the true gospel, you rob them of it!

 

Your teachings and a host of your endorsers are tantamount to the magic arts spoken of in the Book of Acts whose scrolls first Christians burned in the fire. You have the opposite view of Hell as the Bible teaches, as does Darwin. I pray you won't go there, but you will if you don't repent.

 

One of the Ten Commandments says: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”, that includes Buddha.

 

Michael Dowd:

 

“will usher all of the world's religions in to their greatness”

 

So Islam whose eschatology will destroy all Christians and Jews is antichrist by the Apostle John's definition and is racist at the heart will be ushered into greatness?

 

Therefore, I am compelled to conclude that you sir are a clear and present danger to the church!

 

Final Warning:

 

2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:

 

2Jo 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds

 

Sincerely in Christ,

 

James Sundquist
Director
Rock Salt Publishing
http://www.abrahamic-faith.com/False-Teachers.html

 

cc. Henry Morris, III, Mark Looy V.P. Answers in Genesis, Deborah Dombrowski Lighthouse Trails, Pastor First Baptist Church, Painted Post, NY, Rev. Cynthia Harvey, Hector Presbyterian Church, Hector, NY
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