"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

FALSE TEACHINGS, FALSE PEACE and FALSE CHRIST (Part 2 of 3)

A Look at Warren Smith’s Updated Book, “False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?”



~~ By James Fire

Neale Donald Walsch, former radio talk show host, public relations professional and long time metaphysical seeker once wrote God a letter – an angry letter! He was amazed to get a response from ‘God’ through an inner voice (interesting how all of these New Agers receive ‘new’ revelation from an ‘inner voice’). As Neale began to write down answers to all of the questions he asked of ‘God’, this commenced a journey that lasted several years and these sessions were eventually published in book form, entitled Conversations with God: Book I in 1995 that began a series of best-sellers with the same name, read by not thousands or tens of thousands, but by millions of people! Every one has a basic understanding of good and evil, based upon our human conscience which is universal regardless of culture, education, social environment, etc. Almost every one would agree that the nadir of nefarious evil is personified in the person of Adolf Hilter. Yet according to Walsch’s ‘God’:

“. . . Hitler didn’t hurt any one. In a sense, he didn’t inflict suffering, he ended it.”

Also: “Hitler went to heaven.”

Neale’s ‘God’ develops the idea that man is not subject to God, because man is God. There are no rules or right and wrong because man, as God, is his own ‘rule-maker’. Because God and man are one, it’s therefore up to humanity to determine what God wants to do. Everything is relative.

Some statements made by ‘God’ according to Walsch:

“All of your life you have been told that God created you. I come now to tell you this: You are creating God.”

“Think, speak and act as the God that You Are.”

“Your future is creatable. Create is as you want it.”

This ‘God’ doesn’t merely endorse books like Hubbard’s Revelation and Helen Shucman’s A Course In Miracles, he claims to have inspired them:

“God: This is called conscious evolution, and your species has just arrived there.”

“Walsch: Wow, that’s an incredible insight. That’s why You gave Barbara Marx Hubbard that book! As I said, she actually called it Conscious Evolution.”

“God: Of course she did. I told her to.”

And also: “God: All attack is a call for help.”

“Walsch: I read that in A Course In Miracles.”

“God: I put it there.”

Walsch’s ‘God’ insists that the only real sin that exists in the world is the belief that man sees himself as sinful and “separate from God” and also that the only devil or Satan is the separatist thinking that differentiates between man and God – “that only as humanity sees through the illusion of ‘separation’ and ‘sin’ and affirms its own godliness and oneness with all creation, will the planet be saved from ultimate ruin.”

“In truth, there is no such thing as a “sinner” for no one can be sinned against – least of all, Me.”

“The twenty-first century will be the time of awakening, of meeting The Creator Within. Many beings will experience Oneness with God and with all life . . . There are many such people in the world now – teachers and messengers, Masters and visionaries – who are placing the vision before humankind and offering tools with which to create it.

These messengers and visionaries are the heralds on a New Age.”

It’s reasonable to understand that the power (not authority) of any government to enforce its will is in its military might. Therefore if the government endorses any body or movement, it can provide militant strength to subdue any resistance against that which it supports.

What if the government were to endorse the writings, beliefs and the plan of “peace and love” as conceived by these “New Age Heralds” and the ‘God’ that inspired them?

Neale Walsch’s ‘God’ makes the following statement:

“This is why all spirituality is ultimately political. You cannot avoid politicizing your spirituality. Your political viewpoint is your spirituality, demonstrated.”

“Yet perhaps it’s not a matter of politicizing your spirituality, but of spiritualizing your politics.”

“God: Something will have to be new if you wish your world to change. You must begin to see someone else’s interests as your own. This will happen only when you reconstruct your global reality and govern yourselves accordingly.”

“Walsch: Are you talking about a one-world government?”

“God: I am. Go therefore and teach ye all nations, spreading far and wide The New Gospel: WE ARE ALL ONE.”

More radical statements made by Walsch’s ‘God’: “The act of Adam and Eve was not original sin, but in truth, first blessing.” (CWG, Bk 1. p.56)

On aliens: “Walsch: Are you telling me that beings from outer space are helping us with that?”

“God: Indeed. They are among you now, many of them. They have been helping for years. The time will come when your fear will subside, and then they will reveal themselves to you. Some of them have already done so – with a handful of people.” (CWG, Bk. 2, p.239)

On the new world order:

“There have been those leaders among you who have been insightful enough and brave enough to propose the beginnings of such a new world order. Your George Bush [Sr.] . . . a man of far greater wisdom, compassion and courage . . . was such a leader. So was Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.” (CWG Bk. 2. p.199)

More on Hitler and Death:

“Walsch: . . . How could a man like Hitler have gone to heaven? . . . Everyone declared him condemned and sent straight to hell.”

“God: “First, he could not have gone to hell because hell does not exist. Therefore, there is only one place left he could have gone. But that begs the question. The real issue is whether Hitler’s actions were ‘wrong’. Yet I have said over and over again that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in the universe. A thing is not intrinsically right or wrong, a thing simply is.

"Now, your thought that Hitler was a monster is based on the fact that he ordered the killing of millions of people, correct?”

“Walsch: Obviously, yes.”

“God: Yet what if I told you that what you call ‘death’ is the greatest thing that could happen to anyone – what then?”

“Every aspect of divinity has co-creative control over its destiny. Therefore you cannot kill a mosquito against its will. At some level, the mosquito has chosen that. All of the change in the universe occurs with the consent of the universe itself, in various forms. The universe cannot disagree with itself. That is impossible.” (FWG, p.371)

What incredible justification this will provide for those who adhere to such New Age ideas which demands that that which sees itself as ‘separate from God and from each other because of sin’ must be “selected” and “purified”!

If such people, as biblical Christians who hold fast to the form of sound words as found exclusively in the Bible, the Word of God are then ‘selected’ and ‘purified’ by those who conduct their actions with governmental sanction and with the approval of the New Age ‘God’, they will have no reason for guilt or remorse as such biblical Christians simply “chose” such ‘selection’ and ‘purification’ for themselves!

Amazing!

Other New Age leaders and advocates such as Benjamin Crème, Wayne Peterson and Maitreya have similarly shocking and deplorable things to say, all justified by their New Age ‘God’:

Wayne Peterson, a director of the U.S. Government’s Fullbright Scholarship Program and former Peace Corps volunteer and veteran American diplomat as a little boy suffered a life threatening illness, during which time, he claims he was visited by Mary, the mother of Jesus who told the little sick fellow that he would live to see the Christ come into the world.

Later as an adult, he was watching a television program in which Benjamin Crème was speaking about the Christ, and was holding up a book for all to see, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, and informed the television audience that “The one that Christians call the Christ [but now referred to as ‘Maitreya] had reappeared and was living in a major industrial city in the Western World.”

Crème further stated that Maitreya was bringing a large group of his disciples, highly advanced, spiritual men called the Masters of Wisdom and that we could expect to hear from him very soon. His mission is to “help humanity realize our own innate divinity through learning to live in right relationship as brothers and sisters of one great family.”

Peterson ordered the book written by Crème and read it avidly, learning that these ‘Masters of Wisdom’ are helping humanity to evolve and that these would be more and more openly collaborating with world leaders in all fields and disciplines.

Peterson relates an insight from Crème’s book:

“I learned more about the Christ – the World Teacher whose name is Maitreya, the one awaited by all the major religions; Christians awaited the return of Christ, Buddhists for the next Buddha, Muslims for the Imam Mahdi, Hindu’s for the reincarnation of Krishna, and the Jews for the Messiah.

These are all different names for the same individual . . . who is not a religious leader but a teacher for all humanity.”

Benjamin Crème states, “. . . the Christ is not the name of an individual but of an Office in the Hierarchy. The present holder of that Office, the Lord Maitreya, has held it for 2,600 years, and manifested in Palestine through His disciple, Jesus, by the occult method of overshadowing, the most frequent form used for the manifestation of Avatars.”

‘Overshadowing’ is a euphemism for the demonic spiritual influence and or possession of a person; an Avatar is the inhabitation of a god within a human (sometimes animal) being.

Peterson relates how he himself encountered Maitreya and his spiritual energies via Transmission Meditation: a process that would accelerate the time when Maitreya and His Ancient masters would be able to manifest themselves to the world.

Peterson recalls the words of Maitreya when he spoke to him and said:

“The Master is within you. If you follow the disciplines of life the Teacher teaches you, the Master reveals himself within you. Do not be attached to the human form. The living truth is a matter of experience.”

Peterson, for all his experiences, was startled when he discovered that many of his colleagues in government and diplomatic circles, as well as World Leaders, who are house hold names (like Mikhail Gorbachev, whose own wife traveled to India in order to meet the Avatar known as Sai Baba; Nelson Mandela is another who claims to have had direct involvement with Maitreya, as well as David Rockefeller), were likewise visited by these “elder brothers of humanity, custodians of the Divine Plan for our evolution” and Maitreya himself, and as a result, have committed to cooperating with them.

In esoteric circles, and specifically in the Theosophical Society, the recognition of ‘the god of this world’ as being the god called Sanat is taken for granted; how intriguing that this is an anagram for Satan!

Alice Bailey, matriarch of the Theosophical Society, has channeled many messages from her spirit guide Dwhjal Khul, who had some interesting things to say about Sanat:

“All the qualities, the love and the purpose of a supreme Entity, referred to in the New Testament as the ‘Unknown god’ are focused in Sanat Kumara.” From The Rays and the Initiations.

This certainly does violation to the text as found in ACTS 17:23; Paul was in Athens and observed that the Athenians were “too superstitious” and wanted to preach about the true Creator God who inspired the Holy Scriptures and revealed Himself through the Person of His Son, Jesus the Christ, yet God was unknown to these pagans; therefore seeing this altar, he used it as a launching point to declare the God of the Scriptures in opposition to the false gods and idols that were worshipped by all in that city – See ACTS 17:22–34.

“Each ray quality will serve to implement the expression of pure love, which is the essential quality of the Lord of this World, Sanat Kumara.”

“In the coming age many, many people will see God as Sanat Kumara and take the Third Initiation (even more will come before the Christ and take the first and second Initiations). When you take the Third Initiation you see God as Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World.”

Benjamin Crème speaking by his spirit guide.

Maitreya, the Christ’s Four fold purposes are to 1) Help humanity to remember and experience their oneness with God and with each other. 2) Bring peace to the world through his reappearance or “return”. 3) Introduce and oversee radically progressive economic, environmental, political, spiritual, and humanitarian projects around the world. 4) Lead mankind to the feet of the “Father”, Sunat Kumara, who is described as being the “Lord of the World.”

“Lord of this world” easily translates as “the god of this world” which the Bible indicates is Satan whose objective certainly is to blind minds in order to preclude them from salvation by receiving the light of the Gospel of Christ.

2 COR 4:4 

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

These teachings from Maitreya and the channelings of Benjamin Crème, as well as the other New Age leaders that “we are all one, one global ‘body of Christ’” is categorically denied by the scriptures themselves which declare the body of Christ was formed by Jesus (not a ‘Master of Sanat, but the Word made flesh!!)

Christ and His own atonement on the Cross; there is one faith (referring to the authoritative Scriptures as the singular source of God breathed Truth) and as a result of believing God’s Word, the Gospel and the LORD Jesus Christ’s propitiatory sacrifice one is baptized into the body of Christ Jesus, apart from this world of human souls that stand in opposition to the Gospel and the Truth of the Word:

EPH 2:13-14,15 

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

EPH 4:4-6 

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


In this new paradigm shift that is being steered to a large degree by this increasingly ratified New Age/Spirituality Movement promises a reign of peace, but there is likewise talk of ‘selection’ and ‘purification’ of those who refuse to adhere to their philosophies and religion.

Fabian and Marxist Socialists likewise have always understood that for a new world to be born there must be much blood shed. We know that the Beast will reveal himself as a man of peace, but it will be a grand deception; he will reveal himself for what he is once he has seized full power, but then later rejected by Israel as their Messiah.

He will not only oppose peace, but the very Prince of Peace Himself! Israel herself will strive in vain to believe that peace is present, as will the world at large, but be deceived by such desires.

JER 8:11 

For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

DAN 8:25 

And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

1 THESS 5:3 

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

The third purpose as revealed by Crème for Maitreya is to introduce and oversee radically progressive economic, environmental, political, spiritual and humanitarian projects.
We are certainly hearing “progressive” a lot today in the news, and in speeches by Obama and on down; when you hear that word, think ‘socialism’ because that’s what it is!
If you should doubt this, do a google search on the term “progressive” and see for your self.

An excellent site I use regularly has much information on ‘progressive’ forces in government, and politics specifically, economics, education, even religion.

Here is a link for ‘progressive’ I have included from their search engine: Crossroad ministry’s search results on ‘Progressive

Warren Smith observes that in the New Age movement, there are “thousands of ways to God”, a mantra that Oprah Winfrey has chanted many times on her show, and that “all truth is God’s truth”; there is the smug, relativistic expression used by such New Ages, “Well, that’s your truth!”

These very ideas dismantle the very definition of what truth is, even on an ontological basis (ontology expresses, What is, really is) and that there is no such thing as evil, no such thing as lies, no such thing as deception, no such thing as error; that ‘truth is in the eye of the beholder’, that truth is found within.

It’s impossible to make a mistake or be deceived!

However, as Frank Peretti once said so eloquently, “If you’re searching for truth, don’t look within your self, you’re the one who’s confused!”

Yet the scriptures, especially in the prophetic warnings recorded therein, speak much about deception in the last days; just in MATTHEW 24, the LORD Jesus Himself warns about deception in the last days (which are upon us now) four times.

Paul the Apostle declares in connection with the coming of the anti-Christ:

2 THESS 2:9-10,12 

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2Th 2:11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


For every furnishing that God has provided, Satan has produced a counterfeit and bestowed them in their culmination to the New Age movement – they have their own ‘Word of God’ given to their New Age prophets who all hear ‘the Voice’ and record their writings in these ‘new revelations’; they have their new Gospel which carries no substitutionary death by the blood of a Savior who would take upon himself the sins of the world; they have their own prayer disciplines via meditation techniques, and their own ‘church’ comprised of enlightened, evolved citizens of the World who submit (and will submit) to this Sanat Kumara or Satan, thinly disguised.

See – MATT 24: 24; 1 TIM 4:1; 2 COR 11:4,13-15; GAL 1:6-7 and also:

1 JOHN 4:1-3 

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
(see also vs. 4 - 6)

Here is an excerpt from: Warren Smith’s testimony

Should you wish to read Mr. Smith's books, you can place orders at Lighthouse Trails ministry: Warren Smith’s books

This ends the second segment of this three part article. In the third and last part we will take a closer look at the Global Peace Alliance/Peace Alliance, the New Age Campaign for Peace, as well as what Barbara Marx Hubbard has called ‘The Armageddon Alternative’ and other topics covered in FALSE CHRIST COMING by Warren B. Smith.

Until then, may the LORD continue to lead, guide, protect and provide from His abundant resources of grace and truth, as well as our daily bread, both spiritually and physically.

Remember to continue to look up, and seek for the LORD’s Return, which is indeed and indubitably our Blessed Hope!

TITUS 2:13 

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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