Seeking Hidden Knowledge
Humans have always sought hidden knowledge. It’s a temptation so old it can be traced back to the Garden of Eden where Lucifer tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit by convincing her that she would gain the knowledge of Good and Evil. The word “occult” simply means “hidden from view”. Over the millennia occult practices have taken many forms: witchcraft, sorcery, Gnosticism, New Age, etc. Although some of these occult practices are still alive today, they are no longer considered “mainstream”. Instead, the occult practice that is in vogue in modern society is “Science”.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condemning all science as evil, nor suggesting we go back to the stone age and forsake all modern technology. However, I am suggesting that the scientific process has been hijacked by Lucifer and is being twisted into a mainstream occult religion. Whereas traditional science simply seeks to understand how our world works, occult “science” is obsessed with finding hidden meaning solely for the sake of elevating human knowledge to the level of God.
Perhaps the best example of occult “science” is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. CERN is one of those curious science experiments that is reminiscent of the Tower of Babel. The LHC took nearly a decade to build and cost $13.25 billion dollars just to find the Higgs Boson (“God Particle”) alone! 1 The projects at CERN are all focused on what they call “fundamental science” which has no practical application. Although they may claim that understanding “fundamental science” could lead to ground-breaking technological achievements, it’s really just science for the sake of understanding (aka a boondoggle). In the ancient world hidden truths were supposed to be revealed by shamans. Today, scientists at CERN are simply filling the modern-day role of ancient shamans.
Another way to tell that the “fundamental science” experiments conducted at CERN are really just witchcraft with a modern paintjob, is to observe some of the strange mixing of unscientific influences. Aside from the CERN logo obviously being three interlocking 6’s (666), the irrelevant statue of the Hindu god Shiva outside the headquarters (which was donated by the Indian government in 2004, even though India is not a member of CERN2) they also proudly promoted and participated in a dance-opera called Symmetry which blends the Shiva Dance of Destruction with the supposedly “scientific” work being conducted at CERN. It’s worth noting the title of the film “Symmetry” could also be an allusion to the occult/Masonic phrase “As above, so below” which originates from The Emerald Tablets3.
As Christians we need to be vigilant of how we treat “science”. There are many Christians, myself included, who are trained scientists. We are in a unique position to notice and denounce occult influences that attempt to infiltrate our industry. Working to better understand God’s creation in order to glorify God and help our fellow man is a noble pursuit. Obsessing over that understanding purely for the sake of elevating “human knowledge” is occultism and should have no place in the scientific community.
“We want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.”CERN Mission Statement
Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky [heavens]. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”Genesis 11:4