There’s a lot of noise about defending Western Civilization as Christian. It’s not Christian, of course, but Western Civ has provided the platform for hijacking the label “Christian.” None of these scholars defending Western Civ wants to explain how a Hebrew man defending ancient Hebrew mysticism is the founder of what passes for rationalist Christianity in the West. Somehow the doctrine of Christ was wholly replaced by Platonic-Aristotelian logic filtered through heathen Germanic mythology. As I’ve often tried to show, seizing the words of the New Testament and filling them with that wild mixture of nonsense was pretty much the same as the Jews gutting their Hebrew Scripture of its deep mystical traditions and filling it with Hellenized rationalism.
Without apology I assert that Western Civilization has done more damage to the gospel message than any other identifiable force in human history. It has so dirtied the name “Christian” that I hesitate to use it in some settings. But we aren’t hostile in the sense of trying to destroy Western Civ. That job has already been done; Western Civ has always borne the seeds of its own destruction. Those seeds have germinated, grown, and the crop is about ready to harvest. The West is almost dead and gone.
What follows it will probably be worse. It remains for another generation of heart-led mystical believers to discern the flaws of that, but good riddance to the West. It will be painful and destructive on Western folks because the West has been so painful and destructive to everyone else. When Jesus talked about worshiping Mammon, He was characterizing the influence of Hellenism on Hebrew religion, and it’s the same rationalist materialism that characterizes the West. I will not be shamed for my prophetic warning that this is going to hurt, and justly so.
Meanwhile, precious few are those who hear and repent. There’s no arrogance or pride in that. We are filled with sorrow that no one listens, but no has listened over the centuries since Jesus warned His own people not to go down that Hellenized path to Hell. We watch has billions of souls pass by every opportunity to seize their own divine inheritances. Paul says the Creation itself mourns that very thing, so we cannot avoid joining in the dirge.
Lord, please allow us to rescue a few.