The New Age: Exposed
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For nearly two thousand years, Christians have pondered the end-time prophecies of the New Testament, and especially the revelation of John. In his apocalyptic writing he described the coming of a diabolical world leader called the "Beast" or the "Antichrist," who would arise among a one world religion and government in the last days (Rev. 13:2).
During the recent years of international turmoil and crisis, an enormous neopolitical/religious order, called the New Age movement, has quietly emerged. They are made up of a world-wide network of thousands of cooperating organizations. They are united under the common bond of esoteric or occult teachings, with the goal of forming a "one world order."
Many students of Bible prophecy have carefully watched the development of this movement, and
feel that this may very well be that predicted entity from which the Antichrist will emerge.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT
The origin of the movement dates back to at least 1875 with the theosophical teachings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and later in the 1920's with the teachings of Alice Ann Bailey. The Theosophical Society, as it was called, espoused the abolishment of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, promoting the unity of other world religions. They claimed that their teachings were revealed by "spirit" or elemental guides (demons). They emphasized heavily the evolution of a self deified, master aryan society, and a one world "new age" religion and social order.
In 1922, Baily founded the "Lucifer Publishing Company," which printed and distributed their teachings (Lucifer was Satan's first name). These teachings were very complete in their intent and goals. Step by step they plotted the coming new age with instructions for the institution of the necessary new world order.
Baily's teachings established the symbol of a rainbow as their identification sign, and discussed
extensively, plans for religious war, forced redistribution of the world's resources, mass planetary
initiations, theology for a new world order, world-wide disarmament, and elimination of obstinate
religions. She even discussed the sacredness of the new world leader's number, 666 (the number
of the Beast).
THE PRESENT NEW AGE MOVEMENT
Today, the New Age movement appears to be a loose knit group of innocent organizations with ambiguous goals or leadership. But beneath the surface there is a definite, organized, secret leadership and strategy which guides the vast movement. The main body of leadership resides in an organization called "The Planetary Initiative For The World We Choose."
One of their most celebrated demonstrations of unity and public relations occurred on August
16-17, 1988. Over eighty million New Agers unified themselves for what was called the largest
assembly of mass meditation in history. Widely reported by the news media, the "Harmonic
Convergence," also referred to as the "Planetary Surrender," occurred simultaneously in nearly
every nation and major city. Led and organized largely by 144,000 Shamans, witches, witch
doctors and a whole assortment of New Age mystics, they joined in a period of meditation
agreement for the release of "spiritual forces" which would bring about their desire for a "one
world government and world religion." Only two years earlier, on December 31, 1986, a slightly
smaller gathering of fifty million New Age adherents joined in meditation for the purpose to "alter
the manner which humanity understands reality."
In actuality, these gatherings of meditation were acts of worship and service to the Devil. One can only imagine what kind of demons and evil spiritual forces were unleashed upon the world as witch doctors, shamans and mystics called upon the powers of darkness to distort humanity's perception of truth.
Is it no wonder that evil and wickedness has intensified in the world since that time? Think of the
power of God that could be released if eighty million Christians combined their faith in one
massive prayer meeting!
WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE
Publications which list the numerous cooperating groups are the "Spiritual Community Guide,"
and "The New Age Magazine," with thousands of listings. New agers claim that all mind science
groups are a part of the new age. They also include various occult groups, mystic religions,
witchcraft organizations, pagan religions, ecological organizations, neopolicital and secular
organizations. In the U.S. and Canada over ten thousand organizations are identified as New Age,
such as "Amnesty International, Greenpeace, The Sierra Club, Zero Population, The Guardian
Angels," and thousands of other secular and religious organizations. Other groups synonymous
with the New Age are "The Age of Aquarius, The Aquarian Conspiracy, The Human Potential
Movement, The Holistic Movement, Humanistic Psychology," and a host of others.
The modern New Age movement has a definite agenda which has been agreed upon by their constituents. Adopted much after the same original ideals as Alice Ann Baily, the manifesto of the New Age movement calls for a:
(1) New world order
(2) Universal credit card system
(3) World food authority
(4) World health Authority
(5) World water authority
(6) Universal tax
(7) Universal military draft
(8) Abolishing of Christianity, Judaism and Islam
(9) One world leader
After extensive analysis of its teachings and goals, expert political scientists agree that the New
Age movement parallels the ideals and philosophy of Nazism of the 1930's and 1940's. New Age
writings even claim that leaders such as Adolph Hitler and Jim Jones were disciples of the
movement. Before the Jonestown, Guyana massacre, Jone's Peoples Temple was listed as a New
Age "Spiritual Center," in the "Spiritual Community Guide" (a handbook for New Agers).
THE COMING ANTICHRIST
In the late 1980's, prominent New Agers, David Spangler and Benjamin Creme, ran full page ads in many of the world's newspapers announcing the soon appearance of the "Christ." This personality was introduced as the "Lord Maitraya," alleged to be a world-class "messiah" and great teacher whom they claimed would bring world peace and solutions to the world's problems. To date, their Maitraya has not yet emerged as a celebrated leader, and may not. But the aspirations of Creme, Spangler and other New Agers are clearly seen. They are seeking a man, whether god or devil, who will be their image of a messiah, coming to save the planet.
Finally, what we know about the New Age movement so far is this: It is extremely large and is
made up of an extensive network of mystic, occultish figures devoted to the goals of a forced
global government and religion. They have expressed their rejection and hostility toward
Christianity and other major religions, and seek to establish a universal leader who will fulfill the
description of a satanic deity.
Truly there has never been a more ideal environment to produce that man of deception, the personification of the Devil himself. And if this is the organization of the Beast, we know that this means the tribulation period and the second coming of Jesus Christ is close at hand (2 Thes. 2:2-9, Rev. 13:11-18).
In the last years, God will make a distinction between Christians in-name-only versus Christians indeed and in heart. Nominal Christians will be a part of the one-world religion.
Those so-called "Christians" will embrace the one-world system. They will receive the "mark of the beast" and worship the false Christ. They are already doing so even now in their hearts by their thoughts and actions.
Some CHARACTERISTICS of FALSE CHRISTIANS:
(Not all persons will have all traits at all times)
In the final years, there will be a Christian church on one side of the street serving the Lord Jesus Christ, and on the other side of the street a so-called "Christian" church, which is what the Lord calls the "synagogue of Satan". Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks upon the heart.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Rock which shall grind all other kingdoms and religions into dust to be scattered away by the hurricane of His sudden return.
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