John Nelson Darby Marked His Doctrinal Writings With Theosophical Terms

John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), the "Father of Dispensationalism," used occult language throughout his doctrinal writings and letters. The majority of the phrases are found in Kabbalistic/Theosophical literature. J.N. Darby learned these esoteric terms somewhere—not from the Bible—and he deliberately integrated them into his theological treatises and letters. His practice of merging Theosophical vocabulary with supposedly biblical teaching is a form of syncretism. (It is also a red flag.)

(Note: The fact that Mr. Darby died six years before Theosophy's co-founder, Helena Blavatsky published her masterwork, The Secret Doctrine, has no bearing upon his use of Theosophy-specific terms and ideas. Theosophy is ancient (1) and originates with Satan, not with H.P. Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott. (2)

Do you really believe the Holy Spirit led J.N. Darby and other Brethren leaders to use Luciferian terms to refer to God and teach supposedly "recovered" biblical truths? (3)

Darby used some of these phrases frequently but for the sake of brevity I have cited one reference from Theosophy writings and one reference from Darby's writings for each term.

The Absolute

Theosophy and the Absolute

The Absolute is a Theosophical term for God.

The following is Helena Blavatsky's description of the Absolute in The Secret Doctrine:

The Absolute: “An Omnipresent, Eternal, Boundless, and Immutable PRINCIPLE on which all speculation is impossible, since it transcends the power of human conception and could only be dwarfed by any human expression or similitude. It is beyond the range and reach of thought — in the words of Mandukya, ‘unthinkable and unspeakable.’” (Secret Doctrine I pg. 14)

Darby and the Absolute

John Darby used the word, Absolute (with capitals to indicate a title) in reference to God:

"The essential being of Godhead cannot change, as is evident - the Absolute, as men speak - and whatever His humiliation, all the fulness of the Godhead (theotetos) dwelt in Him bodily." Quote source: The Humiliation of Christ by J. N. Darby


Theosophy and Architect

"The occultist, however, works there; he becomes a conscious directing agent; he creates upon the physical plane that which he desires, and that which he desires is the pattern of [244] things and the design laid down upon the trestle board of the spiritual consciousness by the great divine Architect."

Darby and Architect

John Darby used the Masonic/Theosophical word, Architect (with capitals to indicate a title) in reference to God:

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