The principle enemies of Christianity, according to St. Paul, are spiritual strongholds and those ideological arguments which run contrary to the wisdom of Christ. The antagonistic religious, philosophical, and political systems opposing Christ are easily observable and can be traced throughout western history. The Rise of Western Lawlessness documents the progression of man-centric thought, from ancient times to the present, so that God's people might "bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ."
This book is written in a narrative non-fiction style and includes powerful Bible verses to contrast God's thoughts with the feeble thoughts of man. The narrative has been prayerfully assembled to lead the reader on a journey of discovery through 3,000 years of western development. Historical references guide the reader through all of the concepts needed for understanding the problem of lawlessness. Lawlessness is mentioned in 2nd Thessalonians as an ungodly state of civilization that will exist at the end of the age, and the Lawless One is typically equated with the Antichrist. The Book of Romans describes fallen man's slavery to uncleanness as "lawlessness leading to more lawlessness." At this crucial time in human history it is imperative that Christians recognize lawlessness and understand its destructive nature.
click to enlarge cover image
Paperback Edition and Smashwords ebooks. As America drifts unwittingly into the murky waters of relativism, the Pilgrims' faith is in danger of shipwreck. Christians are obsessed with identifying the Son of Perdition instead of recognizing the real and present danger - the spiritual forces of darkness that are already working against them to prepare the way for the Lawless One.
Christian philosopher C.W. Steinle pierces the darkness of western lawlessness with the brilliant light of Biblical truth. Chapter by chapter the strongholds of ancient and modern Humanism crumble beneath the weight of honest evidence and sound logic.
Christian author C.W. Steinle spearheads this investigative journey through 3,000 years of western history exposing the deceptive spirits of humanism and deism rooted in ancient philosophy- the same ungodly influences that were reintroduced to western thought during the Renaissance and the so-called Age of Enlightenment. Join the author's quest to uncover the spiritual systems of wickedness that have exalted themselves against the knowledge of Christ.
Venture beyond conspiracy theories, hidden codes, and secret societies to find the real forces responsible for today's rampant lawlessness. Discover why the modern hodgepodge of spiritism, metaphysics, and evolutionary theories are not only false, but inconsistent and self defeating.
Get ready for insights you won't find anywhere else- Includes more than 150 supporting references and 11 illustrations.
Introduction Part I - Pulling Down Strongholds Deciphering the Mystery of Lawlessness From the Flood to the Fire The Lord, He is God! Wrestling with Worldly Wisdom Part II - The Legacy of the Manmade Church The Unorthodox Kingdoms of Rome and Constantinople The Kingdoms of the World and Their Glory The Renaissance of Classical Philosophy Protest, Reformation, and Peace Part III - The Everlasting Kingdom By My Name - "The Lord" God's Model of Authority / Submission Law-Abiding Grace Part IV - How Great is that Darkness The Dark Side of the Enlightenment The Quest for a Lawless Utopia Part V - Against the Lord and His Anointed One International Lawlessness - The Nations Rage The Paradox of a Lawless Leader Conclusion Epilogue Bibliography
Excerpts: [Today's freedom represents neither the Old Testament concept of freedom from ungodly peoples, nor the New Testament freedom from the enemies of sin, death, and eternal separation from God. The new face of freedom is the liberty of self expression - a personal freedom that perceives as its adversary every form of restriction...
Dark freedom means freedom to experiment, freedom to sin, freedom from conscience, and freedom from God. Meanwhile, the remnant who still cling to Judeo-Christian ethics look on in dismay as the citizens of the Western nations surrender all of their other rights for the right to sin. The irresistible lure and promise of lawlessness is that man might be set free to live as if there were no God. For this reason, pure lawlessness is Atheism. Lawlessness is next to godlessness...
The Western Church has diminished the perceived authority of God by embracing the philosophical god of goodness. An ideal god that is too good to judge. A universal goodness devoid of power to do anything. Today's nominal Christians are disowning the Lord God and following after this theoretical god; an inanimate god who sees nothing, hears nothing, and knows nothing. The philosophical god is as unlike the living God as the idols of ancient times.
"But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them." - Psalm 115:4-8 NIV
And those who make them will be like them! That is, the worshipers of the abstract god will be without discernment, without knowledge, and without judgment. Likewise, those who imitate this god believe that it is wrong to distinguish differences, that it is wrong to claim truth, and wrong to judge anyone. But our God is the living God; the Father God; the Lord God who is the judge of heaven and earth - the judge of the living and the dead. Thus, this dark freedom called lawlessness has one great and dreaded enemy - the reality of the true and living God.]- end excerpts
Part I explores what the Apostle Paul meant by calling lawlessness a mystery. The second chapter introduces some of the devil’s most effective spiritual programs for undermining the Christian faith. The third chapter exposes these strongholds of darkness with the light of the testimony of the living God. Part I concludes with an introduction to the wisdom of man expressed by the Classical philosophers of Ancient Greece.
Part II looks into the Institutional Church and its failures, which were sufficient to open the door to honest criticism. These chapters do not present a thorough history of the Church; but they do provide enough information for the reader to gain an understanding of the disasters that spawned the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment.
Each chapter of Part III increases the reader's insight producing stunning revelations - epiphanies the reader will never forget. Who is the God of the Bible and what does His kingdom look like? He is the God of law and order. His government and His chain of authority on earth are modeled after the Godhead. Part III concludes by addressing the current confusion regarding God's laws and His grace. Do the Mosaic laws still apply? If so, how can Christians know which ones to obey?
Part IV brings the knowledge gleaned from all the previous chapters to a laser-sharp focus. This fourth section reveals the morbid destiny reached by metaphysics when it is carried to its logical end. Most readers will be also be surprised to learn of the demonic foundation of today's common law. The Humanists are determined to implement their limited and issue-specific theories to create their own law and order - but they can never be perfected without enslaving mankind.
Part V entertains some of the more plausible conspiracy theories concerning the organizations which might be employed by Satan to prepare the way for the Lawless One. Many Christians would hesitate to say that the end of the age is at hand. But the sudden swell in lawlessness and Satan's aggressive campaign against the Church certainly support the suspicion that Satan knows that his time is short. How much of the present attack against conservative Christians is directly from Satan, and how much is the work of sinister societies?
If you've ever wanted to know what went wrong with western culture and why morality has been cast to winds, this book is for you. We will walk through the last three thousand years of Western World History, isolating the destabilizing errors of philosophy and religion which have slowly but surely led the world into darkness. Each area of history and philosophy is developed so the reader can easily grasp their contribution to the overall progress of lawlessness.
Please review Dark Freedom at Goodreads
Learn the truth about the 1960 KGB plan for blurring the disctinctions between East and West known as Convergence. Over 90% of the plan has been implemented leaving only the Final Phase. Click the image above for more information at this website.