~~ By James Fire
Is there any one who is opposed to peace, especially in our times when war and social and economic instability are the order of the day? The yearning of the world for peace resides more than merely as bumper stickers that say: “Visualize World Peace”, or some similar statement, such as “Co-exist”
Certainly Christians are likewise favorable to the notions of peace, especially since our LORD is even declared as “The Prince of Peace” (as in ISAIAH 9:6)! Then there is the biblical declaration: “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
So what would you say to a prospective branch of government, newly established to ensure peace, prosperity and harmony not only in America, but through the auspices of the United Nations, across our world as well?
Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t you endorse such an idea, and encourage others to do so?
Look at what is being said about “peace” and what this Peace Alliance, potentially to become the Department of Peace is stating:
Proposal of Global Peace
“Peace, and love and harmony”? How do they propose to inspire these virtues in the hearts of the “citizens of the world”?
First of all, there is no acknowledgment on their part, of the rebellious nature of mankind, the unruly heart of the human will that has been developed as a result of sin being introduced into the human race. Such a lethal force, sin, that it inspired Cain to slay his brother Abel! We've had war, and turmoil ever since.
Humans can’t know peace with other humans until they first have peace within their own hearts, and such peace can’t exist until they have laid down their rebellion towards God, and acquire peace with God, through the LORD Jesus Christ, and His atonement which alone achieves the propitiatory requirement which a Holy God demands.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
There is far more to this ‘Department of Peace’ than meets the eye! It will be a government endorsed and enforced means to get everyone to capitulate to a global world religion! As well as this, a means to advocate New Age beliefs in the name of Universalism, and isolate and potentially punish any who would refuse to adhere to such dogma.
First let’s look at some information which I’ve gleaned from an article by Jan Markell of Olive Tree ministries (article has since this update been removed; other websites with similar information has been used instead):
“Did you know that if you don't believe God is in everyone you are working against world peace? This is what many who are promoting HR808 in the U.S. House of Representatives believe. And thus far, 288 House members have expressed approval for a bill that would create a U.S. Department of Peace!"
A Look At The Peace Alliance's Official Website
“This legislation will pass, according to some Washington insiders, unless there is another wave of citizens who will rise up and speak up by contacting their reps in Washington.”
“You can hear Communist Van Jones on the official Web site Van Jones' Take On Peace as he denounces democracy. Strange how a guy like Jones, whose ideology has killed tens of millions, is now all about peace.”
“But who is the unofficial ambassador for all of this? Famous "New Ager" Marianne Williamson whose book Return to Love, based on the book A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman has deceived so many people over the years. This seductive, "new spirituality" book was hyped by Oprah Winfrey every day in 2009 on Oprah's Internet outlet. Winfrey continues to be a major player in this movement. She is a guru in the shadows providing a platform for every form of deception and delusion imaginable. And millions swallowed her Kool-Aid as though all of her words and her guests represented the gospel truth.”
“Warren Smith points out in chapter 6 of his book, Reinventing Jesus Christ that Williamson states,
‘Yes, we see there are problems in the world. But we believe in a universal force that, when activated by the human heart, has the power to make all things right. We need to declare peace now, with as much serious effort and intention as that with which a nation declares war.’
Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and others on this peace train, insist that this will "heal the soul of America."
Here is a small sample of what Williamson believes. In the Course of Miracles she says, "The journey to the cross should be the last useless journey … Do not make the pathetic error of clinging to the old rugged cross."
And since she doesn't believe in sin, Hitler never sinned. He made mistakes.”
“Walter Kronkite makes stunning statements about war and peace; he says that in spite of terrorism and war, hope is on the way! That would be the U.S. Department of Peace! He lauds the fact that soon there will be no automatic weapons, violence in schools, etc. We could show the world that "peace is our profession." All U.S. consulates could fly the American flag and the peace flag.
Such foolishness, and that is what the Bible calls it! "For when they shall say peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape" (1 THESS 5:3).
These people totally ignore man's sinful nature. They believe that forming a committee or a Cabinet position will bring about nirvana. They mock the Prince of Peace and would never bring Him into their peace negotiations and discussions.
They are convinced that all the world will be well once this Department of Peace is up and running! The Bible says of the antichrist, "By peace he shall destroy many" (DANIEL 8:25). Is this paving the way?
For further research, find it here:
Department of Peace Article
And here is some more information from Lighthouse Trails Research Ministries:
Most Christians have probably never heard of [the Department of Peace] it. One thing that may happen with [our] new administration is that the Department of Peace will become a reality.”
Right now in Washington DC, a group of New Age lobbyists are working diligently to get the government to establish what they are calling the U.S. Department of Peace. The chief lobbying organization--The Peace Alliance--was founded by New Age leaders Marianne Williamson and Neale Donald Walsch. In essence, the Department of Peace, should it become a reality, will be a means to enforce New Age based Hate Crime Legislation!
Let’s have a look at some of the things that Marianne Williamson (the official chair of The Peace Alliance and leading proponent for a Department of Peace that will affect our American way of life) believes in:
Expose on a Professed New Ager
“The legislation could very well lead ultimately to what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls The Selection Process, which is based on the New Age belief in order to stop the crises and turmoil in the world, all must go along with the plan, and resistance of any kind will be intolerable. The spiritual reasoning behind it is that unless humanity is enlightened to realize its own divinity, the world will head into Armageddon, and those who are self-centered (biblical Christians) are the only ones standing in the way from the planet being saved. We, of course, know that God's enemy, the devil, hates the Gospel and the messengers of this Gospel of true peace (because of the atonement for sins by Jesus Christ).”
Are you beginning to feel marginalized yet? Their idea of true peace is one of mere uniformity coerced upon people by Federal and International law, regardless of their own volition's or convictions, rather than a unity of heart established willingly by the Prince of Peace towards all participants of God’s kingdom!
“With the increased voice and influence that Oprah Winfrey will most likely gain because of the new president-elect, it seems inevitable that the Department of Peace will come into place. Lighthouse Trails believes this governmental body will dovetail at some point with Rick Warren's global P.E.A.C.E. Plan. We can say this with the utmost confidence because of Warren's efforts to bring about what he calls a three-legged stool reformation where government, business (economy), and religion will come together to solve the world's major problems. In addition, because of Obama's support of Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan and his support for the $845 billion and the Global Poverty Acts (which is bound to happen now), it's very likely that Warren's peace plan will get a financial shot in the arm from an Obama administration.
“But let's take a closer look at the Department of Peace so that when it comes to pass, we will have a better understanding of its significance.
“In former New Age follower Warrren Smith’s 2002 book, Reinventing Jesus Christ, he addresses the Department of Peace. Only back then it was called the Global Renaissance Alliance, co-founded by New Age leaders Marianne Williamson and Neale Donald Walsch. Here are Warren's remarks:
“Marianne Williamson's radical transformation from a little known author appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1992 to best-selling author, "spiritual leader," and co-founder of The Global Renaissance Alliance has been remarkable to say the least. As already noted, Winfrey's enthusiastic public endorsement of Williamson's book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, made Williamson, her book, and the Course instantly famous.
Williamson’s subsequent book, Healing the Soul of America, has now brought Williamson and her "new gospel" message into the political arena. The combined message of these two books is that we, the people, can heal the soul of America and the soul of the world if we "return to love" by accepting the [New Age] "new gospel" along with its A Course in Miracles-based principles. Because of the popularity of her books and her continued favored status in the media, Williamson has fast become the unofficial ambassador for the [New Age] "new gospel Christ."
“After the events of September 11, 2001, Williamson became one of the "experts" the media called upon to provide support to the nation and to make suggestions about how we should spiritually respond to these disastrous events. With everyone's heightened concern about terrorism and the general state of the world, Williamson and other "new gospel" activists are introducing spiritual strategies for America's future. Suddenly, "spiritual politics" is center stage as the "Christ" of the "new gospel" brings his updated spiritual teachings into everyone's living room--whether people know it or not.
“Desirous of establishing a single, unified organization to help create peace, Marianne Williamson joined with Conversations with God author Neale Donald Walsch to co-found The Global Renaissance Alliance. Alliance members include a veritable "who's who" of best selling "new age" authors and powerful "new gospel" advocates such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gary Zukav, James Redfield, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and many others.
“The Global Renaissance Alliance describes itself as a "citizen-based network of spiritual activists" whose "mission is to make a stand in our local and national communities for the role of spiritual principle in solving the problems of the world."1 The unspecified "spiritual principle" is the "new gospel" notion that we are all "one" because we are all a part of "God."
“Although the organization presents itself as an alternative to "politics as usual," its members seem to maintain the old political practice of not being very out front about their real agenda. As expressed between the lines of their writings, one of the obvious goals of the "new gospel" and of the Alliance organization is to completely "reinvent" (if it were possible) the traditional Gospel of Jesus Christ. While members teach that all paths lead to God, they know that there is no place in their new spiritual world order for those who insist that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. The Alliance presents itself as a "grassroots" organization of everyday folks, but it is important to remember that the Alliance is spearheaded by a high level group of [New Age] "new gospel" advocates who appear to be operating from a general blueprint channeled from the spirit world years ago by esotericist and occultist, Alice Bailey, who is the author of many channeled works. Her blueprint is continually being affirmed and updated by the recent "new revelations" received by Schucman, Hubbard, Walsch, Creme and others.... In a revealing passage in her book, Healing the Soul of America, Williamson writes:
Beyond the appearances of history, there is a great and glorious unfolding plan for the destiny of nations. According to the mystical traditions, God carries this plan within His mind (Note: ‘A plan from the mind of God’? Another term being used today by Robert Schuller, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren and many other supposed ‘Christian leaders’ is “God’s Dream”), seeking always, in every way, channels for its furtherance. His plan for the evolution n of humanity, and the preparation of teachers to guide it, is called within the esoteric traditions the Great Work.
The significance of Williamson, Walsch, Hubbard and other very influential "new gospel" advocates choosing to demonstrate their unity and oneness at this time through their global association cannot be overstated.
The amount of networking and mutual support among Alliance members is widespread as they continue to join together in increasingly powerful ways to put their "new gospel" agenda before an anxious world that is searching for spiritual answers. Furthering their common cause, Walsch has written the introduction to Hubbard's last two books, Conscious Evolution and Emergence. Hubbard, in turn, recommends Walsch's and Williamson's books in her writings. Williamson does the same with Walsch and Hubbard. The three of them, in their mutual support of each other, provide a strong nucleus for the Alliance's high-powered network of [New Age] "new gospel" advocates, many of whom have bestsellers and followings of their own.
The Alliance has definitely unified the "new gospel" leadership over the last few years. However, it wasn't until after the events of September 11 that they stepped forward in an even more significant and public way to begin introducing their "new gospel" plan for the conscious creation of world peace. (from Reinventing Jesus Christ, chapter 6)
While Scripture instructs believers to pray for those in authority, it also exhorts us to warn the church of grievous wolves and false doctrines, and to defend the precious faith. Because so many Christian figures are leading countless people toward the new Age/New Spirituality, we are compelled to continue our warnings. We know that salvation comes only to those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through faith by His grace - it is this Gospel message we seek to preserve in such dark and trying times. Thus, while the United States and the rest of the world move closer and closer toward a false one world system and a false Christ, we will continue speaking the truth in love and boldness, exposing areas of darkness for the sake of the saints and the hopeful salvation of many lost souls.
1 COR 15:57-58
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
For the full article from LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH please visit the following site:
Department of Peace-Coming to a Government NEAR YOU
What we as Christians must consider is that nothing that is transpiring today has been unforeseen in the pages of scripture; the very concepts of a world religion opposed to the Truth of God’s Word, of a latter day church that has turned away from ‘the faith’ that is, the embodiment of doctrine and spiritual truth as found in the Holy Bible; a one world government and a tremendous opposition and persecution against God’s people, and a unilateral allegiance for the New Age/New Thought paradigm that will inevitably lead to support for and worship of Satan and his one world leader, the Beast of Revelation.
It’s unfortunate today that prophecy, and especially eschatology (the prophetic study of ‘last things’) is marginalized, discounted, downplayed, even ignored (and by many Emergent Leaders today that tell us – particularly in regards to the LORD Jesus’ physical return to this world, it’s “none of our business”!) by so much of the church and its leaders.
It seems that Christians today are more interested in ‘Our Best Life Now’, and how to prosper financially, how to be a ‘happy Christian’ and have a better family. It’s my deepest fear that the church today is going to be blindsided by this enormous wave of spiritual bigotry against the Holy Bible and those of us who cherish it, and this of course will inevitably lead to the persecution of the faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
Is the church here in America aware, and prepared for what’s about to be unleashed? After speaking with many dear saints about this, it would seem that about 80% have no idea of what’s going on either by not being informed or being intentionally ignorant (the ‘ostrich head in the sand’ effect). If we don’t wake up NOW from the spiritual slumber and apathy which so many appear to be caught up in within most of today’s churches, it will not bode well to say the least.
Now more than ever, the TRUTH is UNDER FIRE, and though we may endure many hardships, trials, persecution, etc. the TRUTH of GOD’s WORD and those who stand firmly upon it will prevail!