|Michael Dowd's website page - complete with Matthew Fox endorsement! He is also active with Barbara Marx Hubbard and the rest of the New Age "conscious evolution" crowd.|
|Michael Dowd preaching his perspective to the United Nations "Values Caucus"|
Michael Dowd is a minister. He used to believe he was a Christian one. He is still given Christian pulpits, wears pastoral robes and claims to preach "the good news." That is the not the Christian gospel. He thinks he's way too "advanced" for that. It is the "good news of 'evolution'" rejecting God's word, and rejecting the necessity for Jesus Christ and his atonement. Once upon a time he was an evangelical Christian, per his book, THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION. As you can see from the picture above of his website, he proudly bears Matthew Fox's endorsement. Matthew Fox was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1993 for, inter alia, his rejection of the doctrine of Original Sin. Fox says we have instead "original blessing," and as such, we don't need Jesus Christ and his atonement. Matthew Fox and his Bear & Company are one of the most prolific of New Age publishers. One of Matthew Fox's "original blessers" is Lucis Trust, the successor to Lucifer Publishing Company formed by Alice and Foster Bailey in 1922.
How and when Michael Dowd became a convert to evolution started at a Christian college, Evangel University. Located in Springfield, Missouri, it is the higher educational arm of the Assemblies of God denomination. He says there was a circle of professors who confided their belief in evolution and rejection of Creation. It was there that his intellectual belief in evolution began. His "heart-felt" conversion came from hearing a Catholic speaker.
From there he decided he would become an evangelist for the "good news" of evolution. He has been given many Christian pulpits and he uses them to ridicule the "everlasting gospel." Here's a sample of his message from one recent interview given in advance of his speaking at a Lutheran college:
VCReporter: For much of mankind, religion and science have gone together like oil and water, and it seems, as a reverend, you’re sort of in the middle of it trying to link the two. Michael Dowd: What I’m trying to do is show how scientific, historic and cross-cultural evidence reveals divine guidance, or divine communication, or whatever you want to call it. When I speak to religious people, I call it God’s word or scripture. The idea that old books are a better guide or a better map of what’s real and what’s important than current guidance has led to collective insanity. Scientific, historic and cross-cultural evidence are our best and most important map of what’s real and what’s important. So I’m trying to show religious people how it is that science reveals divine guidance better than the Bible, better than the Quran, better than any ancient text. And I’m trying to show nonreligious people how our best scientific understanding of reality, which is called “big history,” shows how deeply inspiring and empowering an evidential science-based world view is, and that evolution isn’t just about Darwin, DNA and dinosaurs. Evolution is about how we understand ourselves and the quality of our lives, and whether we’re going to struggle with our lives or have fruitful, amazing joyous lives because how we think about our human nature profoundly impacts the quality of our lives. If I believe the reason I have a difficult time living in integrity, and why I shoot myself in the foot and why I have negative thoughts and patterns, if I think all of that is because my great-great-great great-grandmother ate an apple, I am going to be clueless about how to live in integrity.
This is a sad fruit of Christian educators ignoring the New Age Movement and its now very obvious dangers. Michael Dowd would do well to dust off his old Bible and carefully read Thessalonians, chapter 2 (giving a profile of those who accept the anti-Christ ) and Revelation Chapter 14 (giving warnings about the "everlasting gospel" and the fate of those who depart from it, combined with warnings to worship God who created the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the fountains of waters. If Michael Dowd believes those passages are not being literally fulfilled, he might want to take a cold, sober look in the mirror.
His very soul is at stake. Those Christian educators who sold him out have their souls at stake, even more so! He went from being an ardent Christian to now serving as one of Barbara Marx Hubbard's props for one of her newest 'conscious evolution' videos.
May the Lord help him and may the Lord help us all!